Chinese New Year Celebrations Happenings in Macau

It’s easy to forget that the tiny former Portuguese territory of Macau (or Macao) is actually a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. But with Cantonese as the main language and the Hong Kong dollar as the preferred currency, don’t overlook the Las Vegas of Asia as an exciting place to ring in an authentic Chinese New Year.

This month there will be dancing in the black-and-white tiled streets of historic Macau when it pulls out the stops to welcome The Year of the Monkey with lively parades, live music, fireworks, and special lighting displays. More than 1,300 local and international street performers and a dozen-plus floats will entertain spectators in Lunar New Year street parades.

Vicki Arkoff

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