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Spring Festival Thematic Exhibition in Macao

2018/02/15 - 2018/03/18

Chinese New Year is one of the traditional Chinese festivals, also known as the Spring Festival. This year is the "Year of the Dog" and Macao Museum organizes “Spring Festival Thematic Exhibition in Macao” to showcase the popular New Year supplies, New Year's promotional items and toys purchased by the children during last century in Macao. The exhibits are loaned by Macao collector, Mr. Sam Wai Lon. Through a full range of presentations, this exhibition shows the public how people used to celebrate the Spring Festival in Macao and also lets the public feel the Spring Festival atmosphere.

The city is full of festival atmosphere celebrating with many activities during the Chinese New Year. Citizens visit the flower market, purchase new items and new clothes. Moreover, on the 28th day of the 12th lunar month people do the cleaning or buy new furniture, decorating the houses with red couplets on the 29th day of the 12th lunar month and having a family reunion dinner on New Year's Eve. On the first day of Chinese New Year, people greet each other with auspicious words. Children receive red envelopes "Lai Si" from the elders and "Lai Si" in Cantonese is an expression for good business.

The exhibits on display were used in Macao during Chinese New Year, such as "Lai Si", "door-gods", small decorations, almanac, candy box, wall calendar, toys and "piggy bank" etc. These exhibits not only allow us to witness the development of Macao but also demonstrate the social life of Macao in the last century.

  • Venue : Avenida de Sun Yat-sen, Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre
  • Opening Hours : 10am - 6pm (Closed on Fridays)
  • Admission : Free Admission

The Memorable Time - The Traditional Handicraft Industries of Macao

2017/10/28 - 2018/2/25

Since becoming an open port in the 16th century, Macao developed from a small fishing village to a small city, with lots of different industries emerging, such as the incense, firecracker and match handicraft industries. Due to external market demand and the favourable conditions of the then socio-economic system of Macao, the aforementioned industries developed rapidly and became one of the major backbones of the economy of Macao in the past.

The exhibition is divided into six zones – the incense industry zone, the match industry zone, the firecracker industry zone, the foreign trade zone, the scene simulation zone, the education zone and projection room. Through the aforementioned zones, visitors are allowed to have some insight into the rise and fall of these industries in Macao.

  • Venue : Exhibition Gallery, 3rd floor of Macao Museum
  • Opening Hours : Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm (Ticket booth closes 5:30pm)
  • Admission : Admission Fee