The “22nd Portuguese Rhythm Carnival” was held in Taipa for three days.
The three-day Portuguese Carnival is full of activities, including singing and dancing, games, food, and multi-national styles, from 9 Portuguese-speaking countries or regions, including Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and Goa. Daman and Diu, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor, and local Portuguese-speaking performing arts groups bring performances such as song and dance, music, etc. At the small stage in front of the Carmo Church, there are local art groups that bring light music performances.
The event also invites Portuguese-speaking countries and regions and Macao-based Portuguese-speaking communities to set up 10 special cultural booths on the spot to showcase music, photos, crafts, special costumes, literature books, authentic snacks and drinks in their country or region.
In addition, there are a number of games on site, including traditional Portuguese games such as Climbing Bamboo, Bigfoot 8, Twisted Lam, Jumping Mabu, etc. There are also manual football matches and children’s play areas for children. The on-site Jiamo radio station will broadcast Portuguese-speaking country music around the clock. The Portuguese-speaking gourmet restaurant also offers grilled meats and specialities from different Portuguese-speaking countries for lunch and dinner.
The purpose of the event was to recognize the Portuguese who lived and employed in Macao and contributed to the development of Macao.
Organised by the Culture Bureau, the Tourism Bureau and the Urban Services Department, the event will enable participants to experience the exciting and dynamic side of the Portuguese-speaking countries through the rich content of song and dance performances, stalls, food, games and other features of the Portuguese-speaking countries. A strong cultural heritage of the country or region.