A-Ma Belief and Customs is one of the intangible cultural heritage gems of Macao. The century-old Festival honours A-Ma, the Goddess of Seafarers, through various thanksgiving rituals and performances originally performed on fishing vessels. On A-Ma’s birthday (19/4) the community and visitors can witness these in the environs of Barra Square. Lion Dance, Traditional Rituals and other Celebration Activities (17/4, 3:00pm) as well as Cantonese Opera performances (17/4, 7:30pm; 18-21/4, 1:30pm and 7:30pm) are highlights of this traditional festive event.
Venue: Barra Square
Enquiries: (853) 2833 9261
Organizer: Chinese Opera Association of Terrestrial and Maritime Dwellers of Barra, Macau
Macao Government Tourism Office, Sports Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Center, Macao Science Center, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, Macao Archives, Communications Museum, Macau Band Directors Association, Macau Strings Association, Macau Piano Association, Ponte 16 Macau, Sands Resorts Macao, Galaxy Macau, Studio City, MGM Macau, Parisian Macao, Macau Chinese National Traditional Sports Association, Beijing Huayan Group, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd., Ox Warehouse, Albergue SCM, Taipa Village Cultural Association, 10Fantasia, Rui Cunha Foundation, Hiu Kok Drama Association, Macau Dong Fong Culture Artistic Group, SEER Entertainment Production Co. Ltd., Macao Sunshine Lifes Developments Promotion Association, Associação de Mútuo Auxílio do Bairro, abrangendo a Rua Cinco de Outubro Note: All information is provided by the organizers. Activities subject to change, please check with the organizers.