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
Map : Largo do Pagode da Barra
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.