Macao celebrates autumn-winter season with two festivals


The 10 monumental rabbits mark the beginning of the autumn-winter season in Macao. It launches a two-month long evening festivals featuring an array of annual events.

The 10 rabbit-like luminous installations are currently located on the banks of Nam Van Lake. Famous artist and architect Carlos Marreiros designed these colourful and radiant figures, measuring between 5 and 8 meters long. These will be there for the entire October month to celebrate the 2nd Macao Lantern Festival.

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Photo Credit: Macao Government Tourism Office

The lantern festival that will go on throughout the October is a major drawcard for the annual Mid-Autumn Festival by the Asian centre. It features not only the rabbit figures but also some workshops where emerging artists get the opportunity to create lanterns with glassed bottles and clay.

The Macao city will also celebrate the winter with the Macao Light Festival December 3 to 31. To celebrate the occasion, there will be a display of numerous lights throughout the city. Last year’s event was a huge success. So, the organisers have been planning to throw something even bigger and attract more local and international visitors. Apart from the lights, the event this year will also hold an outdoor movie showing, an outdoor concert, a story-telling event, and a lighting dinner. There will also be an opening show on December 3.

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Photo Credit: Macao Government Tourism Office

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) will organise both the lantern and the lighting festivals. You can get more information at Visit Macao.

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