Public Holidays

Public holidays in Macao

Macao has many holidays that are also found in China and Hong Kong. The roots of the country are clearly in China and the Chinese lunar calendar. Macao 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 four days, which are also all work-free. One notices little of this because the small country with the impressive casinos derives an enormous part of its economy from tourism. Only offices and a few stores actually close over the holidays.

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Non-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year’s Day
April 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 DayJan. 22ndFeb. 10thJan. 29thFeb. 17thFeb. 6th
Second day of Lunar New YearJan. 23rdFeb. 11thJan. 30thFeb. 18thFeb. 7th
Second day of Lunar New YearJan. 24thFeb. 12thJan. 31stFeb. 19thFeb. 8th
Fourth day of Lunar New YearJan. 25thFeb. 13thFeb. 1stFeb. 20thFeb. 9th
Tomb-SweepingApril 5thApril 4thApril 4thApril 5thApril 5th
Good FridayApril 7thMarch 29thApril 18thApril 3rdMarch 26th
Good SaturdayApril 8thMarch 30thApril 19thApril 4thMarch 27th
Easter SundayApril 9thMarch 31stApril 20thApril 5thMarch 28th
Easter MondayApril 10thApril 1stApril 21stApril 6thMarch 29th
Mother's DayMay 14thMay 12thMay 11thMay 10thMay 9th
Buddha's BirthdayMay 26thMay 15thMay 5thMay 24thMay 13th
Father's DayJune 18thJune 16thJune 15thJune 21stJune 20th
Dragon Boat FestivalJune 22ndJune 10thMay 31stJune 19thJune 9th
Mid-Autumn FestivalSept. 29thSept. 17thOct. 6thSept. 25thSept. 15th
Winter SolsticeDec. 22ndDec. 21stDec. 21stDec. 22ndDec. 22nd

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