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Macau celebrates Lunar New Year with fireworks, dragon parades

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Lunar New Year is a very important event to the Chinese and many visitors annually make a beeline for Macau for the festivities. Macau is one of the few places in Asia where firecrackers are still permitted, so the fireworks zones in Macau and Taipa are always a popular attraction. The night before the Lunar New Year, families gather for dinner and dessert, especially sweet dumplings, which signify unity and harmony. Other snacks like turnip pastry, fried dumplings and candies are also established favourites.
Thousands of people can be expected to crowd into the A-Ma Temple on January 25 for the first dedication in the Lunar New Year. Stalls outside the temple sell pinwheels - remember to buy one since the Chinese believe they bring good fortune! On the same night, at 11:00pm, Macau Government Tourist Office will host a fireworks display on the waterfront near Macau Tower. Great fun and great photo opportunities!
On January 26 and 27, visitors can join the parade of the dragon and lion dance (the largest event on January 26 including a 238m-long golden dragon and 18 lions), wending its way through the Ruins of St. Paul's, Senado Square, A-Ma Temple, Macau Fisherman's Wharf.


Updated : 2021-06-25 20:01 GMT+08:00