Sunday, 2 May 2010

Procession of Our Lady of Fátima 花地瑪聖像巡遊 (花地玛圣像巡遊)

Early in the 16th Century, Catholic missionaries from Europe made their way to Macau, which became an important Catholic centre in Asia and honoured accordingly as the 'City of the Name of God, Macau'. Over the centuries, Macau has absorbed a number of religious activities from the West, including the Procession of Our Lady of Fátima, which is still highly regarded for the revelation of the Virgin Mary to peasant children in 1917 in Fátima, Portugal.

The procession - which starts from the World Heritage-listed St. Dominic's Church in Senado Square - features women dressed in white carrying the statue of the Virgin Mary and progresses via the Praia Grande to Penha Chapel, where mass is held. The parade attracts large numbers of respectful followers and visitors every year.

Date: 13rd May, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Starting Point: St. Dominic's Church