Arraial de São João, a festival originating among the Portuguese-speaking community, was first held in the 17th century, to mark the repulse of an attempted invasion of Macao by the Dutch in 1622. The festival was revived by the Macanese Association after the handover of Macao in 1999. The modern version of the festival will mark its 13th edition this year. It will have up to 40 stands selling local handicrafts and home-made food and drink from either the Macanese community or Portuguese-speaking countries. The weekend-long party includes performances by local dance and music groups, as well as by Portuguese indie group Senza.
Time: 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro
Admission: Free admission
Facebook: ADM Associação dos Macaenses
Enquiries: (853) 2837 2252
Organiser: Associação dos Macaenses; Casa de Portugal
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