Public Holidays

Public holidays in Macao 2022-2026

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.

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

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

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