The Festival celebrates that country’s New Year and sees off the old by sprinkling water and offering prayers. On the first day of the Festival (22/4), monks pray and distribute blessed rice (12:00 noon) followed by a Blessings Parade (1:30pm), while the Myanmar and Southeast Asia Cuisine and Cultural Festival (12:00 noon to 10:00pm) features booths of tempting southeast Asian fare, while Folk Music and Dance Performances (7:30pm) will get you in the groove.
Highlights of the Festival include the Festooned Vehicle Parade (22/4, 10:00am to 12:30pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm; 23/4, 10:00am to 1:00pm, starting in front of the Hotline Building, Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção) and the Water Festival Carnival (23/4, 9:30am to 5:00pm, Taipa Houses). In addition, an exhibition (22-24/4, 10:00am to 10:00pm, Man Hou Gallery, 1st Floor at the Plaza Restaurant) which showcases photos of the Festival and the culture of Guangxi will add even more colour to this exotic funfest!
Enquiries: (853) 2855 3995
Organizer: Macau Association of Mutual Help of Myanmar Overseas Chinese
Free admission to all activities
Macao Government Tourism Office, Government Information Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macao Foundation, Macao Museum, Communications Museum, Macao Science Center, Macao Museum of Art, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Perosi Choir, Ponte 16 Macau, Galaxy Macau, Studio City Macau, Sands Cotai Central, The Venetian Macao, Parisian Macao, MGM Macau, Beijing Huayan Group, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd., Imprint Macau Dance Association, Soda-City Experimental Workshop Arts Association, Macao Theatre Culture Institute, Macau Wrestling Culture Association, Crayon Shin-Chan Kasukabe Adventure 2017 (Macau), Organizing Committee of 7th Macau Shopping Festival Note: All information provided by organizers. Activities subject to change; please check with organizers.