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Chinese New Year

The Chinese lunar year is ushered in with street parties, red lanterns and firecrackers galore. It is the most important and colourful Chinese festival celebrated by the majority of the local population, where shops, offices, factories close for this traditional holiday. It is also a tradition, when people visit and greet each other with two joined hands closed, saying "Kung Hei Fat Choi" and offering "Lai Si" (red pockets) containing money, which is a way to wish good luck and prosperity throughout the year to friends and relatives.

Date: 05 February 2019 - 05 February 2019
Venue: Throughout the city.
Cost:

Free.


Macau Grand Prix

Although Le Mans and Monaco still partly use public roads or streets, Macau is the last true road circuit that uses the same roads as that very first race back in 1953. It is a real racing fan's dream. Drivers must be able to combine a number of different skills on this world-famous circuit that demands control along long fast straights and technical ability which is needed to negotiate the sharp corners. The Macau Grand Prix is seen as a good training ground for world class drivers with winners often making the jump from here to big boys' league of Formula 1 racing.

Date: 14 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Venue: Guia Circuit.
Website: http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo
Cost:

Various.


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