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2022 Public Holidays, Exemption from Work and Compensatory Rest Days for Public Employees

Decree Law No. 60/2000 on Public Holidays

DateEvent
*January 1SaturdayNew Year’s Day
*February 1TuesdayLunar New Year's Day
*February 2WednesdayThe second day of the Lunar New Year
*February 3ThursdayThe third day of the Lunar New Year
*April 5TuesdayCheng Ming Festival
April 15FridayGood Friday
April 16SaturdayThe Day before Easter
*May 1SundayLabour Day
May 8SundayThe Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
June 3FridayTung Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
*September 11SundayThe Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
*October 1SaturdayNational Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 2SundayThe Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
*October 4TuesdayChong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)
November 2WednesdayAll Soul’s Day
December 8ThursdayFeast of Immaculate Conception
*December 20TuesdayMacao S.A.R. Establishment Day
December 22ThursdayWinter Solstice
December 24SaturdayChristmas Eve
December 25SundayChristmas Day

Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive

DateEvent
January 31 (Afternoon)MondayLunar New Year's Eve

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

DateEvent
January 3MondayCompensatory rest day for New Year’s Day
April 18MondayCompensatory rest day for the Day before Easter
May 2MondayCompensatory rest day for Labour Day
May 9MondayCompensatory rest day for the Buddha’s Birthday (Feast of Buddha)
September 12MondayCompensatory rest day for the Day following Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn) Festival
October 3MondayCompensatory rest day for National Day of the People’s Republic of China
October 5WednesdayCompensatory rest day for The Day following National Day of the People’s Republic of China
December 26MondayCompensatory rest day for Christmas Eve
December 27TuesdayCompensatory 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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