Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), the 2019 Macao International Parade, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Macao’s Handover to China, will be held on 8 December (Sunday) from 3pm to 7pm. IC is now inviting all local associations, schools, institutes and organisations registered at the Macao Identification Service Bureau to join the event by submitting performance proposals from 2 to 8 September.
The Parade provides Macao arts groups an annual performance platform in order to promote the diverse development of the local cultural industries and create an opportunity for the groups to interact with performing groups from different parts of the world. The parade route this year is basically the same as last year, starting at the Ruins of St. Paul’s and finishing at Sai Van Lake Square. This year’s Parade is themed on the Belt and Road Initiative. Participating groups may join the Parade as either a “Themed Parade Group” or as an “Artistic Parade Group”. Participants may also apply to join the “Art Promotion Mini Parade” and the “Community Art Program”, to be held on the days prior to the Parade, bringing different forms of culture and arts to local communities. To further boost the participants’ engagement level, a range of different prizes will be awarded this year again.
Interested local arts groups should submit their programme proposals and all related information to IC’s Division of Recreational Activities (Room A, 11/F, Nam Tung Commercial Building, No. 517, Avenida da Praia Grande) from 2 to 8 September, from 10am to 6pm, indicating the following on the envelope: “2019 Macao International Parade – Submission of Proposals by Local Arts Group”. More information about the application can be obtained and downloaded on IC’s website at www.icm.gov.mo.