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    Festival “Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List” opens featuring two-day activities to spread the spirit of “Protecting and Appreciating Our World Heritage Together”

    13/07/2020

    In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym) hosts a festival “Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List” on 11 and 12 July at the “World Heritage Youth Education Base”, located in the Mandarin’s House and the Lilau Square. The opening ceremony was held at 11am today in the Mandarin’s House and was officiated by the Representative of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture and Chief of Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ho Ioc San; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Wan Sucheng; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mok Ian Ian; the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; the President of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Air Macau Company Limited, Chen Hong; the Deputy General Manager of Bank of China Macao Branch, Chan Hio Peng; and the Vice Presidents of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Leong Wai Man and Cheong Lai San. Several members of the Cultural Heritage Committee and representatives of local cultural heritage associations were also invited. During the opening ceremony, a recognition ceremony of the 2019 Macao Cultural Heritage training programme “Little Little Docent” was held to commend the members who had completed the programme. All the guests, members and parents witnessed the fruitful achievements of the programme and the ceremony was held in a lively atmosphere.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau invites the public to participate in the activities to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List

    08/07/2020

    The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) will host a festival “Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Inscription of the Historic Centre of Macao on the World Heritage List”, on 11 and 12 July, from 10:30am to 6pm, at the “World Heritage Youth Education Base”, located in the Mandarin’s House and Lilau Square. The opening ceremony will be held on 11 July at 11am, at the Mandarin’s House. The Festival features a great variety of activities such as singing and dance performances, special game booths, thematic exhibitions, workshops, and the sale of cultural and creative products. Admission is free and all are welcome to join.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau offers additional sessions of the “Heritage City Tours” to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List

    04/07/2020

    In order to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the “Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from its Portuguese acronym) will hold a series of exploration activities at the World Heritage sites. The registration for the most sought-after activities “World Heritage Open Day” and the “Heritage City Tours - Guided Tours and Illustration Workshop” quickly became full since the activities were launched. Considering the public’s overwhelming response, additional sessions will be offered for the activities “Heritage City Tours - Guided Tours and Illustration Workshop” and all are welcome to participate.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts various activities to celebrate “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day”

    25/05/2018

    In response to the “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” on 9 June 2018 (Saturday), the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is going to hold a series of exciting activities, including the highlighted programme “Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Carnival” to be held at the Mandarin’s House and Lilau Square for two consecutive days. The Carnival also features a variety of activities, such as concerts, exhibitions, talks, courses, as well as free visits to the Guia Lighthouse, the Chinese Ancient and Rare Books Chamber at Sir Robert Ho Tung Library and the Macao Museum, thus raising the public awareness of Macao’s cultural heritage comprehensively.

    IC announces inventory of intangible cultural heritage

    20/10/2017

    In order to identify, recognize and safeguard Macao’s intangible cultural heritage, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), in accordance with the provisions of the Cultural Heritage Protection Law, drew up and officially announced the inventory of intangible cultural heritage today (22 September). Currently, a total of 15 elements are included in the inventory, namely Yueju Opera (Cantonese Opera), Herbal Tea Brewing, Woodwork – Religious Figure Carving, Cantonese Naamyam (Narrative Songs), Taoist Ritual Music, Festival of the Drunken Dragon, Belief and Customs of A-Ma, Belief and Customs of Na Tcha, Patuá Theatre, Macanese Gastronomy, Belief and Customs of Tou Tei, Belief and Customs of Chu Tai Sin, the Craft of Bamboo Scaffolding, the Procession of the Passion of Our Lord the God Jesus and the Procession of Our Lady of Fatima.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau hosts various activities in June on the occasion of China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day 2017

    05/06/2017

    In response to the first “China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” on 10 June, the Cultural Affairs Bureau is going to hold a series of exciting activities, including the highlighted programme “Genesis and Spirit – Showcase of Guangxi Intangible Cultural Heritage”, which features Guangxi’s rich and diverse intangible cultural heritages, free visits to World Heritage Sites and museums, cultural and arts performances at the World Heritage Sites, exhibitions and workshops, among others, thus raising the public awareness of the cultural heritage.

    Free Entry to Macao Museum on China Cultural Heritage Day

    17/06/2015

    To welcome China Cultural Heritage Day, public admission to Macao Museum and the Heritage Exhibition of a Traditional Pawnshop Business under the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be free on 13th and 14th June (Saturday and Sunday). A brilliant exhibition is now open at Macao Museum, and all are welcome to visit.

    Cultural Affairs Bureau celebrates China Cultural Heritage Day Exhibition and performances of Henan Intangible Heritage reveal the rich heritage of Chinese civilization

    17/06/2015

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Macao’s inscription on the World Heritage List as well of the 2015 China Cultural Heritage Day, “Genesis and Spirit- Showcase of Henan Province Intangible Cultural Heritage” will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the PRC, the Henan Province People’s Government and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, organized by the Bureau for External Cultural Relations and Office for Cultural Affairs with the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR and the Department of Culture of Henan Province and the collaboration of Galaxy MacauTM. This showcase aims to introduce the variety of Henan Province intangible cultural heritage to the population, through exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and a lecture, among others.

    Commemorative activities of the 10th anniversary of the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on World Heritage List

    17/06/2015

    In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on World Heritage List, the Cultural Affairs Bureau promotes, together with several entities, a series of activities, which include new historic and cultural facilities in operation, exhibitions, a seminar and new publications, cultural performances, and highlighted activities, in a total of 35 events. These activities are aimed at building an effective platform of cooperation, allowing the local population and visitors to celebrate the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List through different cultural activities, hoping to raise every social sector’s awareness to the protection and transmission of cultural heritage and promoting its universal values.

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