Macau Museum holds carnival this weekend to promote cultural heritage


MACAO, June 9 – On the occasion of the “Day of Cultural and Natural Heritage of China”, the Macau Museum, under the auspices of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will organize the “Day of cultural and natural heritage of China Carnival 2022” from June 11 to 12 at Mount Fortress Garden and Macao Museum, to raise public awareness of Macao’s cultural heritage. The event features a range of activities, including booths games, experiential workshops, guided tours and theater The opening ceremony of the Carnival will take place on the 11e, at 3 p.m., at Mount Fortress Garden, during which various prizes of the “Children’s Guided Tour Project in Practice 2021” will also be presented. The Macau Museum will be open to the public for free admission during the above-mentioned period. All are welcome to visit.

The “2022 China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day Carnival” will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 11 and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 12 at Mount Fortress Garden and Macau Museum, with a rich variety of activities including themed game kiosks, activities and demonstrations of almond cookies, dragon’s beard candies, herbal teas and Chinese pastry making. The carnival also features live performances of Baatyam drumming, lion dancing, Portuguese folk dancing, as well as Wing Chun, Taichi and Choi Lei Fat martial arts. In addition, a number of experiential workshops on intangible cultural heritage will be organized for families to participate. In response to the unstable weather conditions recorded in recent days, the organizer will make the appropriate arrangements according to the actual situations on the days of the event.

This year’s Carnival features the “Gift Redemption with Stamps” activity. The public can collect stamps by participating in game kiosks or experiential workshops on intangible cultural heritage to exchange gifts. Gifts are limited and available while supplies last. The Guia Lighthouse will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the Macau Museum will be open to residents and tourists for free entry from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (no entry after 5:30 p.m.) on June 11 and 12. In the meantime, guided tours are offered at various cultural sites on June 11 and 12. IC hopes to continuously promote Macao’s valuable tangible and intangible cultural heritage through a variety of activities, allowing residents to experience Macao’s historical stories and experience the charm of cultural heritage. For more information on “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” activities and guided tours of cultural sites, please visit the website www.icm.gov.mo/chd

IC has strictly followed the Health Bureau’s anti-epidemic guidelines and implemented appropriate measures for activities. In cooperation with the SAR government’s epidemic prevention work, all participants must wear their masks, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid “location QR code” (also called “location code”) and the “Macau Health Code” of the day, maintain social distancing and follow anti-epidemic and crowd control measures on site.

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