Portuguese-speaking Regions Party

The Lusofonia Festival will be held from 17th to 19th October

The Lusofonia Festival and the Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries are once again being held consecutively this year. For a total of 12 days, the two events will celebrate the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries and regions, with activities for children and grownups, in various places around Macau.

The annual Lusofonia Festival, showcasing Portuguese-speaking cultures from around the world, takes place in October near the amphitheatre of the Taipa Houses Museum, from 17th to 19th October. The event offers superb live entertainment, great food and beverages, fun games plus arts and crafts from several far-flung places in the Portuguese-speaking world. A number of venues near the Taipa Houses Museum and adjoining streets in Old Taipa Village will be festooned with traditional Portuguese features, encouraging participants to enjoy themselves in a place resembling an exotic country.

Co-organised by the Civic & Municipal Affairs Bureau and Macau Government Tourist Office, the 17th Lusofonia Festival will be held from 17th to 19th October. The three-day event includes a wide variety of Festival performances every evening, such as musical performances by ensembles from Portuguese-speaking countries and Macau, traditional Portuguese games and football matches. A Lusofonia Gastronomy Restaurant will also be set up, together with a Computer Games Macau Grand Prix Simulation facility. Kids can enjoy large inflatable toys and pony rides as well as running commentary by Carmo Radio. The music of Portuguese-speaking countries will be played around the clock, encouraging participants of different ages and culture to have great fun with a touch of East meets West.

Ten booths from Portuguese-speaking communities residing in Macau will provide supporting music, pictures, videos, arts and crafts, garments, books, souvenirs, local snacks and beverages from far-flung Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Portugal and Macau.

In addition, the 6th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries will be held in various places around Macau from 21st to 30th October. This event will feature a number of programmes, including song and dance, drama, delicacies, a craft fair and parade. During Cultural Week, a craft fair will take place in Carmo Market from 24th to 30th October. The parade - held on 26th October - will make its way from the Ruins of St. Paul’s to Senado Square, welcoming people on the streets to join in the carnival atmosphere.