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Dragon dancers from Macao take part in Lisbon’s iconic parade

Held each year as part of the Festivities of Lisbon, the Marchas Populares sees performing groups process down the Avenida da Liberdade
  • This is the first time that performers from Macao have participated in the colourful event since the Covid-19 pandemic

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UPDATED: 14 Jun 2024, 8:11 am

Macao has taken part in the Festas de Lisboa – the Festivities of Lisbon – for the first time since the ending of the three-year Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a Macao government statement, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) organised a dragon dance to take part in the Marchas Populares de Lisboa – a parade that takes place each year on 12 June to honour St. Anthony, Lisbon’s patron saint.

The event brought thousands of spectators onto the streets of the Portuguese capital.

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The dragon dancers came from the Macau Lo Leong Sport General Association and paraded down Lisbon’s iconic street, Avenida da Liberdade, along with more than twenty other performing groups representing the various historic neighbourhoods of Lisbon.

The Festas de Lisboa is one of the highlights of the city’s calendar, taking place each summer.

This year’s programme included musical performances, theatre, exhibitions and movie screenings.

UPDATED: 14 Jun 2024, 8:11 am

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