China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

10/6/2017

According to the State Council directive - “Notice from the State Council on the Strengthening of the Protection of Cultural Heritage” -, issued on December 22, 2005, and in order to create a good atmosphere of cultural heritage protection and to raise public awareness about the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage, the China Cultural Heritage Day has been celebrated annually on the second Saturday of the month of June since 2006.

To comply with the “World Heritage Convention” and “Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage” adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), it is important to safeguard the tangible and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the natural heritage. Thus, on 29 September 2016, the State Council promulgated a “Reply of the State Council on approving the establishment of the ‘Cultural and Natural Heritage Day’”. The “Cultural Heritage Day”, celebrated annually on the second Saturday of the month of June since 2006, was renamed “Cultural and Natural Heritage Day”, aimed at strengthening public awareness about the importance of safeguarding all types of heritage, and promoting the knowledge about each of the categories of heritage.

This year, on the occasion of the China Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, the Cultural Affairs Bureau organizes free visits to World Heritage sites and museums, performances at World Heritage sites as well as exhibitions and workshops, among others.

Genesis and Spirit – Showcase of Guangxi Intangible Cultural Heritage

 

The event “Genesis and Spirit – Showcase of Guangxi Intangible Cultural Heritage” aims to present to the residents of Macao, a diverse range of expressions of the intangible cultural heritage of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, with a series of different activities, including exhibitions, cultural and artistic performances and workshops. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government, and organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, as well as the Culture Department of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, this event aims to facilitate the cooperation and interchange between the interior of mainland China and Macau, in the field of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage, as well as enrich the knowledge of Macao citizens regarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Chinese nation.

Presented by
The Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China;
Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government

Organised by
Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government;
Culture Department of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Opening Ceremony
Senado Square, 8 June, 2017, at 17:00 hours

Dates
9 June 2017 – 13 August 2017

Programme

Activity

Date

Time

Venue

Content

Genesis and Spirit, the Splendid Gui Brocade and Embroidery – Exhibition of Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

9 Junw – 13 August

09:00-21:00

Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau

Showcase of the traditional ethnic culture and elements of Guangxi’s intangible cultural heritage

Genesis and Spirit, Sentiments of the Land of Zhuang - Cultural Show Performances of Guangxi Folk Culture

9 June

17:00-18:00

Senado Square

Performances of Guangxi folk culture such as local opera, folk dances, antiphonal singing of Liao songs, etc..

10 June

17:00-18:00

Garden of Iao Hon Market

11 June

17:00-18:00

Camões Square, Taipa (in front of Pak Tai Temple)

Genesis and Spirit – Traditional Craft Demonstrations related to Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

10-25 June (Closed on Mondays)

10:30-13:00
14:30-17:00

Lou Kau Mansion

demonstrations of four intangible cultural heritageelements: the making of Embroidered Ball, Batik, Liupao Tea and Horsehair embroidery.

Genesis and Spirit - Craft Workshops of traditional folk arts of Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

17-18 June

11:00-12:30 
15:00-16:30

Mandarin’s House

Workshops for two intangible cultural heritage elements: the making of Tie-dye and Liupao Tea.

24-25 June

11:00-12:30 
15:00-16:30

Chong Sai Pharmacy
(No. 80, Rua das Estalagens)

Workshops showcasing two intangible cultural heritage elements: embroidered ball and horsehair embroidery.

 

Genesis and Spirit, the Splendid Gui Brocade and Embroidery – Exhibition of Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Date: 9 Junw – 13 August

Time: 09:00-21:00

Venue: Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau

Content:
Showcase of the traditional ethnic culture and elements of Guangxi’s intangible cultural heritage

Genesis and Spirit, Sentiments of the Land of Zhuang - Cultural Show Performances of Guangxi Folk Culture

Date: 9 June

Time: 17:00-18:00

Venue: Senado Square

 

Date: 10 June

Time: 17:00-18:00

Venue: Garden of Iao Hon Market

 

Date: 11 June

Time: 17:00-18:00

Venue: Camões Square, Taipa (in front of Pak Tai Temple)

Content:
Performances of Guangxi folk culture such as local opera, folk dances, antiphonal singing of Liao songs, etc..

Genesis and Spirit – Traditional Craft Demonstrations related to Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Date: 10-25 June (Closed on Mondays)

Time: 10:30-13:00, 14:30-17:00

Venue: Lou Kau Mansion

Content:
demonstrations of four intangible cultural heritageelements: the making of Embroidered Ball, Batik, Liupao Tea and Horsehair embroidery.

Genesis and Spirit - Craft Workshops of traditional folk arts of Guangxi’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Date: 17-18 June

Time: 11:00-12:30, 15:00-16:30

Venue: Mandarin’s House

Content:
Workshops for two intangible cultural heritage elements: the making of Tie-dye and Liupao Tea.

 

Date: 24-25 June

Time: 11:00-12:30, 15:00-16:30

Venue: Chong Sai Pharmacy(No. 80, Rua das Estalagens)

Content:
Workshops showcasing two intangible cultural heritage elements: embroidered ball and horsehair embroidery.

Free admission for all activities.
Enquiries (during office hours): 8399 6699
*The organisers reserve the right to change this programme at any time.
* Maximum of 20 seats available for each of the workshops’ sessions. Starting from 2nd June, all interested parties may register through the ‘Activity Registration System’ of the Cultural Affairs Bureau website, with final selection of participants determined by random lottery.

Special Opening

Chinese Ancient Books Chamber at Sir Robert Ho Tung Library – Open Day and Guided Tour

Macao Museum

Guia Lighthouse

Guided Tour

 

Venue

Time

Language

Número de participantes Quota

Ruins of St. Paul

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00-12:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 20 persons, subject to availability.

Mandarin’s House

Saturdays:14:30 - 15:15,15:30 - 16:15
Sundays:10:30 - 11:15,14:30 - 15:15,15:30 - 16:15

Cantonese

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 20 persons, subject to availability.

Lou Kau Mansion

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
12:00 - 13:00,14:30 - 15:30,15:30 - 16:30

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 10 persons, subject to availability.

Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban's Woodcraft Works

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00 - 12:00,15:00 - 16:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Patane Night Watch House

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00-11:30,15:00-15:30

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Guia Military Tunnel Complex B

Sábados e Domingos
15:00 - 15:30,15:30-16:00,16:00-16:30,16:30-17:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Ruins of St. Paul

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00-12:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 20 persons, subject to availability.

Mandarin’s House

Saturdays:14:30 - 15:15,15:30 - 16:15
Sundays:10:30 - 11:15,14:30 - 15:15,15:30 - 16:15

Cantonese

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 20 persons, subject to availability.

Lou Kau Mansion

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
12:00 - 13:00,14:30 - 15:30,15:30 - 16:30

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 10 persons, subject to availability.

Exhibition Room of Master Lu Ban's Woodcraft Works

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00 - 12:00,15:00 - 16:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Patane Night Watch House

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
(including mandatory holidays)
11:00-11:30,15:00-15:30

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Guia Military Tunnel Complex B

Sábados e Domingos
逢星期六及星期日
15:00 - 15:30,15:30-16:00,16:00-16:30,16:30-17:00

Cantonese or Mandarin

Each visit is limited to a maximum of 15 persons, subject to availability.

Series of Activities

Exhibition

Macao Illustrated - Exhibition of City Plans and Architectural Drawings from the Macao Archives’Collection

10/06/2017 – 03/12/2017
10:00 – 18:00(Closed on Mondays and public holidays)

Macao Archives

Free Admission

In Search of those Journeys – A Retrospective Exhibition of the Ferry Transport between Macao and the Islands

03/06/2017 – 05/10/2017
10:00 – 19:00(Closed on Mondays)

Taipa Houses - Nostalgic House

Free Admission

Story of Cannon-Making – Children Experience Exhibition

24/03/2017 – 20/08/2017
10:00 – 18:00(No admittance after 17:30)

Macao Museum

Free Admission

Thematic Talk

Thematic Talk: Canton Porcelain of the Lingnan School of Painting

10/06/2017
10:30 – 12:30

Auditorium of Macao Museum

Free Admission

“Tea Traditions and Festivals” Thematic Talk

10/06/2017
15:00 – 17:00

Macao Tea Culture House

Free Admission

Thematic Talk: Paper and Papermaking Technology

10/06/2017
10:00 – 12:00

Sir Robert Ho Tung Library 3rd floor Multifunction Hall

Free Admission

Concert

“Musical Sketches of Macao and Portugal” – The connection of a Portuguese composer’s to Macao

02/06/2017
20:00

Dom Pedro V Theatre

Tickets: MOP 80 / 60

“Sunrise” - The Macao Chinese Orchestra Percussion Concert

09/06/2017
20:00

Dom Pedro V Theatre – Mirror Hall

The Macao Chinese Orchestra