Macau has recently been filled with a strong Halloween atmosphere, but if you’re not interested in Halloween you can entertain yourself with the 5th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese Speaking Countries – a unique event only held in Macau. Running from Monday 28 October to Thursday 7 November, this 11-day event is a combination of songs and dances, games, gastronomic delights and multi-cultural customs.
The Cultural Week also features a craft fair in Taipa. Handicraft masters from 10 Portuguese-speaking countries and regions (including China Anhui province, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Goa, Daman and Diu, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor) will be invited to the fair to demonstrate their skills and offer their works for sale.
The Portuguese-speaking countries Food Festival will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Feast restaurant with daily lunch specials and a dinner buffet. It features gourmet chefs from five countries with Resident Identity Card holders eligible for a 30 percent discount.
Senado Square will stage a series of exquisite song and dance performances by ensembles from Portuguese-speaking countries and Anhui between 19:00 to 22:30 every night from 29 to 31 October – entertaining participants with live music of different styles. The parade, one of the not-to-be-missed events, will be held at 16:00 on 3 November. With a 200-strong team from Macao, Anhui and Portuguese-speaking countries, the parade will make its way from the Ruins of St. Paul’s to Senado Square, welcoming people on the streets to sing and dance amid the joyful atmosphere.
In addition, don’t forget the annual “Lusofonia Festival ” is also held at Taipa Houses Museum from 1 to 3 November!