Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022 recruits local performance groups

Photo of the Parade in 2019

The Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year is a mega iconic tourism event organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). As Macao’s pandemic situation has gravitated towards stability, for joyful celebration of the forthcoming Chinese New Year, MGTO now sincerely invites registered artistic troupes, schools, community organizations and institutions in Macao to join the Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022. Interested units can submit their applications between 30 October and 22 November 2021.

MGTO plans to stage the mega event “Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022” on 3 February and 12 February 2022 (the 3rd and 12th day of Lunar New Year) to celebrate the joyful time of the year with residents and visitors in the central and northern districts. The event will feature a range of spectacular highlights such as the float parade, cultural and artistic performances as well as float exhibition.

The Parade will be themed around Tiger

The Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022 will be themed around the vigor and energy of the zodiac sign Tiger and symbolize revitalization of Macao’s economy and prosperity of various local industries. The performances are expected to convey that the city will forge ahead with the vigor and vitality of the Tiger, various industries will flourish, Macao’s economic development will be propelled to move forward, among other auspicious wishes. Furthermore, the performances will manifest the nature of tigers – confident, adventurous and ready for challenges, full of valor and vigor, with great learning capacity and so forth.

Performance groups will enliven the Parade on 3rd day of Lunar New Year

Recruited performance groups will participate in the Float Parade from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the 3 February 2022 (Thursday), the 3rd day of Lunar New year. The Parade will start on the Sai Van Lake Square, march along Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen on Macao Peninsula until the destination at Macao Science Center. Every performance group is required to perform for a short span along the parade route, besides attending the pertinent and final rehearsals as well as the worship ceremony.

The organizer will appraise applicants and select performance groups based upon the following aspects of their proposed performances: theme and idea, local distinctive elements, uniqueness and attractiveness, relevance to the event, as well as the groups’ performance experiences. The recruited performance groups will be granted subsidies proportional to the content of their proposals, quantity of performers, whether props are required and so forth. For more details, please refer to the Recruitment Program of Local Performance Groups for the Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022” on https://industry.macaotourism.gov.mo/cn/index.php (Chinese and Portuguese versions available only).

Application deadline on 22 November

Local registered artistic troupes, schools, community organizations and institutions interested in participation can submit pertinent documents to MGTO on 12th floor of Hotline Building at Alameda Dr. Carlos d' Assumpção, No. 335-341, Macao between 30 October and 22 November 2021. For enquiries, please dial (853) 83971029 / 83971008 to email to dtne@macaotourism.gov.mo.

Rigorous compliance with pandemic prevention guidelines

The Parade for Celebration of the Chinese New Year 2022 will be conducted early next year in strict compliance with the pandemic prevention measures of Health Bureau. MGTO will continue to monitor the pandemic situation. If event rearrangement or cancellation is required to support the latest requirements for pandemic prevention, the Office will work out related arrangements according to the contingency plan for the Parade and in view of the practical situation.

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