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Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit

24.1.2023 & 28.1.2023
Rabbits are born with keen senses of hearing, smell, sight, and strong vitality. According to ancient myth, rabbits are the elves on the moon, symbolizing longevity.
Marking the Year of the Rabbit in 2023, the Chinese New Year Parade revolves around the story of the auspicious rabbit Jade having sensed unparalleled prosperity in all walks of life and a new fruitful era in Macao with her five senses. Therefore, she decides to take other rabbit elves to Macao. Jade told the companions about her memorable stories during her visit to Macao some years ago, including the most unforgettable festive scenario in 1999 (also the Year of the Rabbit) when Macao returned to the motherland.
Jade is intelligent and gifted with the ability to leap over a long distance, overcome difficulties and explore new possibilities. Jade dearly loves all human beings and always wishes to visit the Earth again to bring good fortune to all. Before embarking on her journey, she specially picks a gift from the celestial world, which is the heavenly flower ‘Propitious Lotus’ that brings happiness, gathers fortune and rejuvenates all things to start afresh. On the third day of the Chinese New Year, Jade is going to visit the Earth with the ‘Propitious Lotus’, sharing all the auspiciousness and fortune of the lotus to everyone, and embracing the coming of the prosperous era together.
Blessings from participating entities of Chinese New Year Parade
Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit

First Parade with floats and performances

Event Date and Time

Tuesday, 24th January 2023 (3rd day of Lunar New Year), 20:00 – 21:45

Parade Route

Sai Van Lake SquareAv. Dr. Sun Yat-SenMacao Science Center

Parade Floats

18 parade floats

Location of Spectator Stands

Jade Rabbit Palace (Sai Van Lake Square), Fortune Palace (Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen), Wealth Palace (Square in front of Kun Iam Ecumenical Center) and Longevity Palace (Roundabout of Macao Science Center)

Opening Ceremony and Parade

20:00, Sai Van Lake Square

Performing Groups

Local, Mainland China and Hong Kong performing groups

Chinese New Year Fireworks Display

21:45, Seafront of Macau Tower

TV Broadcast

Live / deferred

Second Parade with floats and cultural performances

Event Date and Time

Saturday, 28th January 2023 (7th day of Lunar New Year), 20:00 – 21:30

Parade Route

Rua Norte do PataneAv. do Conselheiro BorjaEstrada do ArcoEstrada da Areia PretaAv. de Venceslau de MoraisRua Quatro do Bairro da Areia PretaAv. da LongevidadeRua do Mercado de Iao HonIao Hon Market Garden

Location of Cultural Performance

Iao Hon Market Garden

Parade Floats Exhibition

Chinese New Year Fireworks Display

Seafront of Macau Tower

Date and Time: 
24th January, 2023 (3rd day of Lunar New Year), 21:45
28th January, 2023 (7th day of Lunar New Year), 21:45
5th February, 2023, 21:00
Free Admission
** Macao Government Tourism Office reserves the right to change the program without prior notice.