Public Holidays


Public Holidays in 2019

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

*January 1TuesdayNew Year’s Day
*February 5TuesdayLunar New Year's Day
*February 6WednesdayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*February 7ThursdayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
*April 5FridayCheng Ming Festival
April 19FridayGood Friday
April 20SaturdayThe Day before Easter
*May 1WednesdayLabour Day
May 12SundayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
June 7FridayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*September 14SaturdayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 1TuesdayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2WednesdayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 7MondayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2SaturdayAll Soul’s Day
December 8SundayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20FridayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 22SundayWinter Solstice
December 24TuesdayChristmas Eve
December 25WednesdayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 12 March 2018

February 4 (Afternoon)MondayLunar New Year's Eve
April 22MondayThe first working day after the Day before Easter
May 13MondayThe first working day after the Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
September 16MondayThe first working day after the Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
November 4MondayThe first working day after All Soul’s Day
December 9MondayThe first working day after Feast of Immaculate Conception
December 23MondayThe first working day after Winter Solstice
December 31 (Afternoon)TuesdayNew 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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