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A-Ma Festival

A-Ma Festival

  • Apr 15

Homage is paid to Macao's most popular deity, the Goddess of Seafarers, from whom Macao is said to derive its name. The maiden A-Ma (also known as Tin Hau) ordered the elements to calm down when a storm threatened a boat. The winds abated. On the spot where the boat reached land, the grateful mariners built the A-Ma Temple. A day when seafarers and their families visit the ancient temple in the Inner Harbour.