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Holiday period culminates in a northern district float parade

The Chinese New Year celebration also featured a well-attended concert with singers from both Macao and Hong Kong.

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Fifteen eye-catching floats were paraded through Macao’s northern districts on Saturday night, marking the official end of 2024’s Lunar New Year observances. The procession culminated in a cultural show staged by the city’s six concessionaires and theme park operator Chimelong Group.

After a ceremony attended by several top-level officials, the parade made its way from the University of St. Joseph to Iao Hon Market Garden. The floats were accompanied by lion dancers.

A statement from the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said the parade attracted large numbers of local residents and visitors.

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At Iao Hon Market Garden, singers Germano Guilherme, Rico Long and Viviana Lo from Macao, and Selena Lee and Carman Kwan from Hong Kong, performed for an enthusiastic audience. 

The floats are currently on display at Tap Seac Square, where they will be illuminated each evening until 25 February. Members of the public can vote for the favourite float and enter into a prize draw.

In its statement, the MGTO noted that Saturday’s parade not only honoured the Year of the Dragon but was also in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the SAR. More silver jubilee events are set to take place throughout 2024.

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