‘Na Tcha Customs and Beliefs of Macao’ - included on Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List - has also been inscribed onto the fourth Representative List of State-Level Intangible Cultural Heritage Items. This year, the Feast of Na Tcha (10/6) is celebrated with a 3-day activity at the Na Tcha Temple located near the Ruins of St. Paul’s, with Worship Ceremonies (10/6, 9:00am to 12:00 noon), Rituals (10/6, 1:30pm to 4:30pm), Blessing Ceremony (11/6, 9:00am to 12:00 noon), Cantonese Opera (10-12/6, 7:30pm to 10:30pm), a Parade (11/6, 3:00pm, starts at the Ruins of St. Paul’s and ends at Senado Square) as well as a Lion Dance Parade (12/6, 9:00am to 5:00pm, happening in different districts of Macao and Taipa).
Meanwhile, Prince Na Tcha Parade (12/6, 10:00am) will start from the Na Tcha Ancient Temple located on Calçada das Verdades, passing along Rua de São Domingos, Rua das Estalagens, Rua de Cinco de Outubro, Rua da Felicidade, Rua Sul do Mercado de S. Domingos and Senado Square before returning to the Temple, with a golden dragon guard and celestial beauties scattering petals in attendance, adding even more colour to this Festival!
Na Tcha Temple Activities
Enquiries: (853) 2836 6178; 6686 1798; 6668 5027
Organizer: Associação do Templo de Na Tcha
Na Tcha Ancient Temple Activities
Enquiries: (853) 2838 8366
Organizer: Associação do Templo da Calçadadas Verdades de Macau
Free admission to all activities
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