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Published on : Saturday, October 29, 2016
‘The City Of Duality’, Macao, is all set to celebrate the highly anticipated 19th edition of the annual gala event, Lusofonia. Organized by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macau Government Tourist Office, the highly anticipated 19th Lusofonia Festival 2016 is held during 28th- 30th October at Casas – Museu da Taipa with all the Portuguese-speaking communities of Macao. The very first Lusofonia Festival was held on June 10, 1998 on Portuguese National Day to honour Portuguese-speaking individuals residing in Macau who had contributed to Macau’s development.
Held in front of the Taipa Houses-Museum, Lusofonia is the ideal place for families to indulge in the festive season bringing in people together from various countries and regions. The 19th Lusofonia Festival 2016 showcases culture and cuisine with authentic food, drinks, and handicrafts from Portuguese-speaking countries around the world. Furthermore, one can also join the festive revelry and enjoy the wonderful music and dance performances and great games and activities for the kids.
Known for providing a true, popular festive atmosphere, the Lusofonia Festival perfectly demonstrates the vibrancy of Macao as an international tourism city in the heart of Asia which has retained the rich culture of its Portuguese-speaking communities.