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, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Communications Museum, Macao Science Center, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Bureau of Macao Affairs), Catholic Diocese of Macau, Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Ponte 16 Macau, The Venetian Macao, Galaxy Macau, Studio City, Huayan Group, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd., McDonald’s Macau, Ox Warehouse, Albergue SCM, Rui Cunha Foundation, Hiu Kok Experimental Theatre, Step Out, Macau Association of Mutual Help of Myanmar Overseas Chinese, Chinese Opera Association of Terretstrial and Maritime Dwellers of Barra, Macau Note: All information is provided by the organizers. Activities subject to change, please check with the organizers.