At the time of national people's family reunion and celebration of Spring Festival, the tour group constituted by Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of SCUN as well as teachers and students from School of Music and Dance (24 persons) is invited by Macao Promotion Association of Chinese Nation Unity and designated by State Nationalities Affairs Commission go to Macao on Feb. 13 (the twenty-eighth day of the twelfth lunar month) and participate in cruise joint performance of 2018 Lunar New Year (as mainland minority representative team for congratulating New Year in China).
On Feb. 14, the tour group of SCUN participates in New Year worship ceremony in Xiwanhu Square, Macao. President of Promotion Association of Chinese Nation Unity-Huang Yongqian genially grants an interview to the tour group from SCUN and shows welcome to arrival of the tour group from SCUN on behalf of activity organizer. As one of main performance teams, the tour group from SCUN participates in the whole process of worship ceremony and realizes personal experience in high attention paid by Macao special administrative region to traditional festivals.
Teachers and students from School of Music and Dance participate in literature and art show tour for celebrating Chinese New Year in Macao. (pictures provided by School of Music and Dance)
On Lunar New Year's Day, the tour group of SCUN performs national league dance-Colorful Chinese at Youhan Park which is one of activity venues for celebrating Spring Festival in Macao, performs Tujia dance-Tea Perfume and Tea Village at Maocao Xiwanhu Squre, participates in float parade activity held later as well as reveals national culture and folk custom of Mainland China by ethnic minority dance in unique style, highly affirmed by the organizer and Macao people on the third day of Lunar New Year.
It's reported that cruise performance of Lunar New Year is one of representative festival events and representative teams from different countries and regions bring blessing of New Year to Macao citizens and visitors with float parade, dance performance and firework show. The New Year cruise performance is sponsored by Macao Government Tourism Office based on coordination by IACM, Sports Bureau and Cultural Affairs Bureau.