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Exhibitions

Entertainment and Chinese Opera


Macao is a place where Chinese and Westerners live in harmony. As most of the Chinese are natives of Guangdong and Fujian, Macao is enriched with folk entertainment and regional characteristics. The most common entertainment activities are Cantonese Opera, Chinese puppet plays, and cricket fighting, etc.

Cantonese Opera is a regional opera genre in China performed in the Guangzhou dialect. Popular in Macao, Hong Kong, Guangdong and Guangxi, Cantonese Opera has influenced Macao residents for generations.

Puppet plays have a long history in China and comprise a wide variety of genres. Puppets displayed at the Macao Museum primarily include the rod puppet from Guangdong, wire puppet from Chaozhou, and the string puppet from Fujian.

Cricket fighting is a traditional form of Chinese game mostly conducted at the beginning of Summer and early Autumn. In step with social advancement, this form of recreation among Macao residents has seen great change. Nevertheless, traditional games are still favoured by Macao people.

 

“Reminiscences of the Silk Road - Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Western Xia Dynasty” inaugurated at the Macao Museum

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China, the Macao Museum ......

“Reminiscences of the Silk Road - Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Western Xia Dynasty” opens on Friday at the Macao Museum

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China, the Macao Museum ......

Exhibition “Assemblage of Treasures – Exhibition of the Macao Museum Collection in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary” opens on Friday

In order to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Macao Museum, under the auspices ......

Activity Award Scheme

In celebrating the 20th Anniversary of establishment, Macao Museum launches an a ......

Macao Museum inaugurates “Treasure from the Deep Sea - Exhibition of Underwater Archaeological Relics of the Nanhai No. 1”

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Macao Museum, under the auspices of the Cult ......