Macau Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

DateDayHoliday
January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (元旦) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
27 JanFriChinese New Year Eve (除夕) - Government only. Day before 1st day of Lunar year.
28 JanSatChinese New Year (農曆正月初一) - 1st day of 1st lunar month. Usually occurs in late January or early February; the most important Chinese traditional holidays
29 JanSunChinese New Year (農曆正月初二) - 2nd day of 1st Lunar month
30 JanMonChinese New Year (農曆正月初三) - 3rd day of 1st Lunar month
31 JanTueChinese New Year - 4th day of 1st Lunar month. Government only
February 2017
1 FebWedChinese New Year - 5th day of 1st Lunar month. Government only
April 2017
4 AprTueCheng Ming Festival (清明節) - Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day. Occurs about 15 days after the Vernal Equinox; day for paying respect to one's ancestors
14 AprFriGood Friday (耶穌受難日) - The Friday before Easter Sunday. Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
15 AprSatHoly Saturday (復活節前日) - commemorates the day that Jesus' body lay in the tomb and the Harrowing of Hell. Day before Easter
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Government only. The first working after the day Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
May 2017
1 MayMonLabour Day (勞動節) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
3 MayWedBuddha's Birthday (佛誕節) - The birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama and later known as Gautama Buddha, is the founder of Buddhism
30 MayTueTuen Ng Festival / Dragon Boat Festival (端午節) - Usually occurs in June; day for patriotic remembrance, eating rice dumplings and dragon boat races. Government only
October 2017
1 OctSunNational Day of the People's Republic of China (中華人民共和國國慶) - Celebrating the forming of the Central People's Government taking place in Tiananmen Square on October 1 that year. National Day marks the start of only one of the Golden Weeks in the PRC
2 OctMonChinese National Day Holiday (中華人民共和國國慶翌日)
3 OctTueChinese National Day Holiday - Government only. First working day after Chinese National Day
5 OctThursChong Chao Festival Holiday - Important autumn celebration of harvest and togetherness, with the lighting of lanterns, eating of mooncakes and observation of the moon . Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival
28 OctSatChong Yueng Festival (重陽節) - Double Ninth Festival / Dual-Yang Festival
30 OctMonChong Yueng Festival - Government only. 1st working day after Chong Yuen Festival
November 2017
2 NovThursAll Souls' Day (追思節) - Commemorates All Souls, the Holy Souls, or the Faithful Departed. Not a Public Holiday
December 2017
8 DecFriFeast of the Immaculate Conception (聖母無原罪瞻禮) - celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
20 DecWedMacao SARE Day (澳門特別行政區成立紀念日) - Macau special Administrative Region Establishment Day
22 DecFriDongzhi (冬至) - Dongzhi means 'extreme of winter' and the Dongzhi festival marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere
24 DecSunChristmas Eve (聖誕節前日) - Day before Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth
25 DecMonChristmas Day (聖誕節) - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - Government only. First working after Christmas Eve. Boxing Day is the second day of Christmas. The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
18 FebWedChinese New Year Eve (Government only. Day before 1st day of Lunar year)
19 FebThursChinese New Year (1st Day of 1st Lunar month)
20 FebFriChinese New Year (2nd day of 1st Lunar month)
21 FebSatChinese New Year (3rd day of 1st Lunar month)
23 FebMonChinese New Year (5th day of 1st Lunar month. Government only)
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
4 AprSatHoly Saturday (Day before Easter)
4 AprSatCheng Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Government only. The first working after the day before Easter)
1 MayFriLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
25 MayMonBuddha's Birthday (Usually in late May)
20 JunSatTuen Ng Festival (Government only)
3 SeptThursVictory Day (Marks 70th anniversary of victory over Japan)
28 SeptMonChong Chao Festival Holiday (Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)
1 OctThursNational Day of the People's Republic of China
2 OctFriChinese National Day Holiday
21 OctWedChong Yueng Festival (Double Ninth Festival / Dual-Yang Festival)
2 NovMonAll Souls' Day
8 DecTueFeast of the Immaculate Conception
20 DecSunMacao SARE Day (Macau special Administrative Region Establishment Day)
21 DecMonMacao SARE Day Holiday (Government only)
22 DecTueDongzhi (Winter Solstice)
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
31 DecThursNew Year's Eve (Afternoon only. Government only)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
7 FebSunChinese New Year Eve (Government only. Day before 1st day of Lunar year)
8 FebMonChinese New Year (1st Day of 1st Lunar month)
9 FebTueChinese New Year (2nd day of 1st Lunar month)
10 FebWedChinese New Year (3rd day of 1st Lunar month)
11 FebThursChinese New Year (4th day of 1st Lunar month. Government only)
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
26 MarSatHoly Saturday (Day before Easter)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Government only. The first working after the day before Easter)
4 AprMonCheng Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day)
1 MaySunLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
14 MaySatBuddha's Birthday (Usually in late May)
9 JunThursTuen Ng Festival (Government only)
16 SeptFriChong Chao Festival Holiday (Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)
1 OctSatNational Day of the People's Republic of China
2 OctSunChinese National Day Holiday
9 OctSunChong Yueng Festival (Double Ninth Festival / Dual-Yang Festival)
2 NovWedAll Souls' Day
8 DecThursFeast of the Immaculate Conception
20 DecTueMacao SARE Day (Macau special Administrative Region Establishment Day)
21 DecWedDongzhi (Winter Solstice)
24 DecSatChristmas Eve
25 DecSunChristmas Day
31 DecSatNew Year's Eve (Afternoon only. Government only)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
15 FebThursChinese New Year Eve (Government only. Day before 1st day of Lunar year)
16 FebFriChinese New Year (1st Day of 1st Lunar month)
17 FebSatChinese New Year (2nd day of 1st Lunar month)
18 FebSunChinese New Year (3rd day of 1st Lunar month)
19 FebMonChinese New Year (4th day of 1st Lunar month. Government only)
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
31 MarSatHoly Saturday (Day before Easter)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Government only. The first working after the day before Easter)
5 AprThursCheng Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day)
1 MayTueLabour Day (International observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago)
22 MayTueBuddha's Birthday (Usually in late May)
18 JunMonTuen Ng Festival (Government only)
25 SeptTueChong Chao Festival Holiday (Day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)
1 OctMonNational Day of the People's Republic of China
2 OctTueChinese National Day Holiday
17 OctWedChong Yueng Festival (Double Ninth Festival / Dual-Yang Festival)
2 NovFriAll Souls' Day
8 DecSatFeast of the Immaculate Conception
20 DecThursMacao SARE Day (Macau special Administrative Region Establishment Day)
21 DecFriDongzhi (Winter Solstice)
24 DecMonChristmas Eve
25 DecTueChristmas Day
31 DecMonBoxing Day (Government only. First working after Christmas Eve)

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