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A-Ma Belief and Customs is one of the intangible cultural heritage gems of Macau. As Macau is a former fishing port, many fishermen prayed for A-Ma’s (also known as Tin Hau) blessing and safety on their fishing vessels against unstable weather. On A-Ma’s birthday (19/4) the community and visitors can witness these in front of A-Ma Temple. Lion Dance, Traditional Rituals and other Celebration Activities as well as Cantonese Opera performances. Amidst the sound of drums and gongs, the Goddess is invited to watch these Chinese operas – an event known as ‘A-Ma watching the operas’ – signifying that the entertainment is for the Goddess, as well as for the people. Following the operas, the Goddess is escorted back to the Temple in a show of respect and honour. People pray to her for safety at sea and on land, for a prosperous business and for the protection of their children. The Celebration Activities is held from 17-21/4 in fornt of A-Ma Temple) 

Recorded on 17th Apr, 2017
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Nawapa hai sana
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Sally Carter1 yr ago
Thank you for such an elaboration, I really appreciate it! @Beautiful Macau 360
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@Sally Carter In Chinese Culture, there are five directions of the compass; north, south, east, west, and the middle, each with a symbolic color. Yellow signifies the middle. Therefore yellow is the noble color. In the past, only the king and god statue can use yellow. Yellow represent power, wealth, long life.
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姑母保佑
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tassiou1 yr ago
this is beutiful
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It doesn't look like anything but people standing around and watching a group of people carrying a fake dragon but walking around. Oh and the fake lions. You sure your Goddess would like it?
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Oleta Dicki1 yr ago
Found the poor old Chinese guy lost half of his face hahaha, gotta stitch better next time
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Sally Carter1 yr ago
Why do Chinese people love the yellow color so much?
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@DreamTravel Thanks for watching ! i use 6 GoPro Cameras
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