Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Macao. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|28 Jan||Sat||Lunar New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||The Second Day of Lunar New Year|
|30 Jan||Mon||The Third Day of Lunar New Year|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ching Ming Festival|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||The Day Before Easter Sunday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|3 May||Wed||Buddha's Birthday|
|30 May||Tue||Tung Ng Festival|
|1 Oct||Sun||National Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||National Day Holiday|
|5 Oct||Thu||The Day Following Mid-Autumn Festival|
|28 Oct||Sat||Chung Yeung Festival|
|2 Nov||Thu||All Souls' Day|
|8 Dec||Fri||Immaculate Conception|
|20 Dec||Wed||Macao S.A.R. Establishment Day|
|22 Dec||Fri||Winter Solstice|
|24 Dec||Sun||Christmas Eve|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
In Macao, public holidays are referred to as mandatory holidays, many of which are based on ancient Chinese culture. There are officially 10 mandatory holidays, a few of which span three or more days, such as the Lunar New Year.
In addition to mandatory holidays, Macao honours several observances including Good Friday, the day before Easter, the Feast of Buddha and the Dragon Boat Festival. Christian holidays are regarded as observances. Time off is discretionary, based on the terms of an employment contract or union bargaining agreement.
A new law was enacted on July 13, 2015, entitling all employees to an additional mandatory holiday. The holiday, celebrated on September 3 is called the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.
Visit portal.gov.mo for the official announcement.
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