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, Macao Productivity and Technology Transfer Center, Macao Foundation, Macao Science Center, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Orchestra, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, St. Anthony’s Church, Ponte 16 Macau, The Venetian Macao, Galaxy Macau, Studio City, MGM Macau, Parisian Macao, Beijing Huayan Group, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd., Ox Warehouse, Taipa Village Cultural Association, Macao Heritage Ambassadors Association, Rui Cunha Foundation, Art for All Society, Own Theatre Note: All information is provided by the organizers. Activities subject to change, please check with the organizers.