The Feast of the Drunken Dragon is a unique folk festival, celebrated by fishmongers and fishermen in Macao: it was inscribed respectively in the Macao Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2009 and in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2011. The centrepiece of the celebrations is The Drunken Dragon and Lion Dance Parade, which starts at Senado Square: it is one of Macao's most distinctive cultural traditions, featuring men performing the Drunken Dragon dance while consuming wine and carrying a wooden dragon head and tail. Other highlights of the festival include evening folk performances at Kuan Tai Temple, and the distribution of “longevity rice”.
Evening folk performances
Time: May 21st: 8:00pm
Venue: Kuan Tai Temple
The Drunken Dragon and Lion Dance Parade
Time: May 22nd: 9:00am
Venue: Senado Square – starting point
Distribution of “longevity rice”
Time: May 22nd: 11:00am – Red Market; 12:00pm – Iao Hon Market; 3:00pm – Kuan Tai Temple
Admission: Free admission to all events
Enquiries: (853) 6653 1633
Organiser: Macau Fresh Fish Commercial Association
Photo/image credits: Cheong Kam Ka, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Marine and Water Bureau, Macao Cultural Centre, Macao Government Tourism Office, Macau Band Directors Association, Macao Chinese Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, Venetian Macao, Macau Chinese National Traditional Sports Association, Wong Sang, Macau Sailing, Ponte 16 Resort, Studio City, Planet J Hong Kong Ltd, Macao Museum, Macao Museum of Art, Macau Entertainment Exhibition Association, Macao Fashion Gallery, Macao Science Center, Albergue SCM and Sports Bureau.