The Lunar New Year is the most important and colourful festival in the Chinese calendar.
In February, there are a huge number of events organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office to mark the occasion.
Aside from street parades featuring a giant dragon and lion dances, there is also a Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Dog.
After that parade, there are lots of opportunities for the public to take photographs of the floats that were used, when they go on exhibition: first at the Macao Science Center and later at Tap Seac Square.
Parade of Gigantic Dragon
Time: Feb 16th: 11:45am to 1:15pm
Route: Senado Square → Calçada do Tronco Velho → St. Augustine’s Square → Rua Central → Travessa da Paiva → Government Headquarters → Travessa do Padre Narciso → St. Lawrence’s Church → Bairro de Lilau → Rua da Barra → A-Ma Temple → Pousada S. Tiago → Av. Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van → Rotunda da Baía da Praia → Sai Van Lake Square