Public Holidays


Public Holidays in 2017

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

*January 1SundayNew Year’s Day
*January 28SaturdayLunar New Year's Day
*January 29SundayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*January 30MondayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
*April 4TuesdayCheng Ming Festival
April 14FridayGood Friday
April 15SaturdayThe Day before Easter
*May 1MondayLabour Day
May 3WednesdayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
May 30TuesdayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*October 1SundayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2MondayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 5ThursdayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 28SaturdayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2ThursdayAll Soul’s Day
December 8FridayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20WednesdayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 22FridayWinter Solstice
December 24SundayChristmas Eve
December 25MondayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 15 April 2016

January 2MondayThe first working day after New Year’s Day
January 27 (Afternoon)FridayLunar New Year's Eve
January 31TuesdayThe fourth day of the Lunar New Year
February 1WednesdayThe fifth day of the Lunar New Year
April 17MondayThe first working day after the Day before Easter
October 3TuesdayThe first working day after National Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 30MondayThe first working day after Chong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
December 26TuesdayThe first working day after Christmas Eve

Decree-Law no. 7/97/M – establishes the system for exemptions from work and public holidays

* Obligatory holidays according to the Article 44th of the Law no. 7/2008 issued on 18th August 2008.

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