Public Holidays


2020 Public Holidays, Exemption from Work and Compensatory Rest Days for Public Employees

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

*January 1WednesdayNew Year’s Day
*January 25SaturdayLunar New Year's Day
*January 26SundayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*January 27MondayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
*April 4SaturdayCheng Ming Festival
April 10FridayGood Friday
April 11SaturdayThe Day before Easter
April 30ThursdayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
*May 1FridayLabour Day
June 25ThursdayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*October 1ThursdayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2FridayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 2FridayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 25SundayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2MondayAll Soul’s Day
December 8TuesdayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20SundayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 21MondayWinter Solstice
December 24ThursdayChristmas Eve
December 25FridayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 5 June 2019

January 24 (Afternoon)FridayLunar New Year's Eve
October 5MondayOverlapping of the Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China and the Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
December 31 (Afternoon)ThursdayNew Year's Eve

Compensatory rest days for public employees set forth in No. 4 of Article 79 of the ETAPM

January 28TuesdayCompensatory rest day for Lunar New Year's Day
January 29WednesdayCompensatory rest day for the second day of the Lunar New Year
April 6MondayCompensatory rest day for Cheng Ming Festival
April 13MondayCompensatory rest day for the Day before Easter
October 26MondayCompensatory rest day for Chong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
December 22TuesdayCompensatory rest day for the Macao S.A.R. Establishment Day


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

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