Public Holidays


2021 Public Holidays, Exemption from Work and Compensatory Rest Days for Public Employees

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

*January 1FridayNew Year’s Day
*February 12FridayLunar New Year's Day
*February 13SaturdayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*February 14SundayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
April 2FridayGood Friday
April 3SaturdayThe Day before Easter
*April 4SundayCheng Ming Festival
*May 1SaturdayLabour Day
May 19WednesdayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
June 14MondayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*September 22WednesdayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 1FridayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2SaturdayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 14ThursdayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2TuesdayAll Soul’s Day
December 8WednesdayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20MondayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 21TuesdayWinter Solstice
December 24FridayChristmas Eve
December 25SaturdayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 2 April 2020

February 11 (Afternoon)ThursdayLunar New Year's Eve
December 31 (Afternoon)FridayNew Year's Eve

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

February 15MondayCompensatory rest day for the second day of the Lunar New Year
February 16TuesdayCompensatory rest day for the third day of the Lunar New Year
April 5MondayCompensatory rest day for the Day before Easter
April 6TuesdayCompensatory rest day for Cheng Ming Festival
May 3MondayCompensatory rest day for Labour Day
October 4MondayCompensatory rest day for The Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
December 27MondayCompensatory rest day for Christmas Day


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

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