Public holidays in Macao 2018-2022

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

The Chinese New Year celebration stretches over 4 days, which are also all work-free. But you don't notice much of this on the spot, because this small country with its impressive casinos lives to an enormous extent from tourism. Only offices and a few shops actually close over the holidays.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year’s DayJan, 1st
Cheng Ming DayApr, 5th
Labour DayMay, 1st
Chinese National DayOct, 1st
Chong Yeung DayOct, 21st
All Souls' DayNov, 2nd
Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment DayDec, 20th
Christmas DayDec, 25th
Boxing DayDec, 26th

Moving Holidays in Macao

Lunar New Year's DayFeb, 16thFeb, 5thJan, 25thFeb, 12thFeb, 1st
Second day of Lunar New YearFeb, 17thFeb, 6thJan, 26thFeb, 13thFeb, 2nd
Second day of Lunar New YearFeb, 18thFeb, 7thJan, 27thFeb, 14thFeb, 3rd
Fourth day of Lunar New YearFeb, 19thFeb, 8thJan, 28thFeb, 15thFeb, 4th
Good FridayMar, 30thApr, 19thApr, 10thApr, 2ndApr, 15th
Good SaturdayMar, 31stApr, 20thApr, 11thApr, 3rdApr, 16th
Easter SundayApr, 1stApr, 21stApr, 12thApr, 4thApr, 17th
Easter MondayApr, 2ndApr, 22ndApr, 13thApr, 5thApr, 18th
Mother's DayMay, 13thMay, 12thMay, 10thMay, 9thMay, 8th
Father's DayJun, 17thJun, 16thJun, 21stJun, 20thJun, 19th

Movable holidays with (so far and for us) uncalculatable dates:

Buddha's Birthday8. Tag im vierten Mondmonat
Dragon Boat Festival5. Tag im fünften Mondmonat, Mai/Juni
Mid-Autumn Festival15. Tag im achten Mondmonat, Oktober