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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Macao 2021-2025

Macau has many holidays, which are also found in China and Hong Kong. The roots of the country are clearly to be found in China and its Chinese lunar calendar. Macau was in Portuguese hands for about 400 years and this is also noticeable on the holidays. Although Christmas and Easter (the two highest Christian festivals) are not listed as public holidays, they are well known.

The Chinese New Year celebration extends over 4 days, which are also all work-free. On the spot, one notices little of this, because the small country with the impressive casinos lives to an enormous part from tourism. Only offices and a few stores actually close over the holidays.


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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

dateholiday
Jan, 1stNew Year’s Day
Apr, 5thCheng Ming Day
May, 1stLabour Day
Oct, 1stChinese National Day
Oct, 21stChong Yeung Day
Nov, 2ndAll Souls' Day
Dec, 20thMacau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
Dec, 25thChristmas Day
Dec, 26thBoxing Day


Moving Holidays in Macao

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Lunar New Year's DayFeb, 12thFeb, 1stJan, 22ndFeb, 10thJan, 29th
Second day of Lunar New YearFeb, 13thFeb, 2ndJan, 23rdFeb, 11thJan, 30th
Second day of Lunar New YearFeb, 14thFeb, 3rdJan, 24thFeb, 12thJan, 31st
Fourth day of Lunar New YearFeb, 15thFeb, 4thJan, 25thFeb, 13thFeb, 1st
Good FridayApr, 2ndApr, 15thApr, 7thMar, 29thApr, 18th
Good SaturdayApr, 3rdApr, 16thApr, 8thMar, 30thApr, 19th
Easter SundayApr, 4thApr, 17thApr, 9thMar, 31stApr, 20th
Tomb-SweepingApr, 4thApr, 5thApr, 5thApr, 4thApr, 4th
Easter MondayApr, 5thApr, 18thApr, 10thApr, 1stApr, 21st
Mother's DayMay, 9thMay, 8thMay, 14thMay, 12thMay, 11th
Buddha's BirthdayMay, 19thMay, 8thMay, 26thMay, 15thMay, 5th
Dragon Boat FestivalJun, 14thJun, 3rdJun, 22ndJun, 10thMay, 31st
Father's DayJun, 20thJun, 19thJun, 18thJun, 16thJun, 15th
Mid-Autumn FestivalSep, 21stSep, 10thSep, 29thSep, 17thOct, 6th
Winter SolsticeDec, 21stDec, 22ndDec, 22ndDec, 21stDec, 21st