The first Zhongshan Cultural Festival of Macao was successfully organized. [Photo by Sun Junjun]
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to China, on September 7, the first Zhongshan Cultural Festival of Macao, with the theme "Promoting Zhongshan Culture, Building a Humanistic Greater Bay Area", was successfully organized in Macao.
The event was organized by the CPPCC Membership Association of Zhongshan in Macao, Zhongshan Overseas Friendship Association, and supported by Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, the Zhongshan Municipal Committee of the CPPCC and the Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao. It was also co-organized by 41 Zhongshan associations in Macao and Macau Lo Leong Sport General Association.
The event was held in the morning and evening sections. The Dragon and Lion Dance Eyes Dotting Ceremony took place at 10:30 am. This ceremony was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the launch ceremony of the "Collection of Literary Works Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Macao's Return to the Motherland" and the launch ceremony of the "Zhongshan Macao Youth Video Competition".
The opening ceremony of the first Zhongshan Cultural Festival of Macao was organized in Macao at 6 pm. Qiu Shuhong, Chairman of CPPCC Zhongshan Committee, and Zheng Zhiqiang, Chairman of the CPPCC Membership Association of Zhongshan in Macao, said at the opening ceremony that the event aims to make Zhongshan people who live and work in Macao know more about the development and spirit of their hometown, as well as cultivate their sense of patriotism, love for Macao, and love for their hometown.
Art troupes from Zhongshan and Macao also made splendid performances at the opening ceremony.