A performance takes place against the backdrop of the iconic Ruins of St. Paul's on December 14, opening the "Parade Through Macao, Latin City."
Since its inception in 2011, the parade has been held every year to mark Macao's return to China. This year, more than 50 performing troupes from China, Portugal, France and Spain staged a carnival that blended Eastern and Western cultures.
The Chinese Government resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macao on December 20, 1999. To mark the 15th anniversary of the event, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Macao on December 19-20 and attended a commemorative gathering.