Elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Procession of Our Lady of Fatima

    As a part of the “Feast and Novena of Our Lady of Fatima”, the Procession of Our Lady of Fatima is dedicated to the celebration of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, in Portugal, 1917, with the intention for the peace of the world and for the renewal of Macao Catholic Community.

    The procession currently takes place on 13 May of each year, with the participation of the Bishop of the Diocese of Macao, the clergy members and a vast number of local and foreign faithful. It also features two girls and a boy attired in Portuguese traditional costumes, symbolizing the shepherds who witnessed the apparitions. With recitations of rosary and singing of hymns all along, the procession make its way from the St. Dominic’s Church to the Penha Chapel, providing a very impressive scene. The Macao Procession of Our Lady of Fatima first took place in 1929. The religious celebration in Macao shows distinctive features.

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