Public Holidays


Public Holidays in 2018

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

*January 1MondayNew Year’s Day
*February 16FridayLunar New Year's Day
*February 17SaturdayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*February 18SundayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
March 30FridayGood Friday
March 31SaturdayThe Day before Easter
*April 5ThursdayCheng Ming Festival
*May 1TuesdayLabour Day
May 22TuesdayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
June 18MondayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*September 25TuesdayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 1MondayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2TuesdayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 17WednesdayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2FridayAll Soul’s Day
December 8SaturdayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20ThursdayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 22SaturdayWinter Solstice
December 24MondayChristmas Eve
December 25TuesdayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 9 March 2017

February 15 (Afternoon)ThursdayLunar New Year's Eve
February 19MondayThe fourth day of the Lunar New Year
February 20TuesdayThe fifth day of the Lunar New Year
April 2MondayThe first working day after the Day before Easter
December 10MondayThe first working day after Feast of Immaculate Conception
December 26WednesdayThe first working day after Winter Solstice
December 31 (Afternoon)MondayNew Year's 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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