Macao Anniversary Parade
December 17, Macao: Performers in the Macao International Parade. The parade was held by the government of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Macao’s return to China on December 20, 1999.
The parade, one of Macao’s major cultural events since 2011, started at the renowned Ruins of St. Paul’s and ended at Sai Van Lake Square. Attracting over 60 participating groups from both home and abroad, the parade featured a series of performances such as folk dances, acrobatics, stilt walking, Chinese martial arts and puppet shows.
On December 20, Macao SAR Chief Executive Chui Sai On declared at a flag-raising ceremony that the government was cautiously optimistic about Macao’s economic outlook and highlighted the SAR’s stable economy, healthy public finances and low unemployment rate.