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Macau Public Holidays 2017

Today – 25 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Macau.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Macau. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
28 JanSatLunar New Year
29 JanSunThe Second Day of Lunar New Year
30 JanMonThe Third Day of Lunar New Year
4 AprTueChing Ming Festival
14 AprFriGood Friday
15 AprSatThe Day Before Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day
3 MayWedBuddha's Birthday
30 MayTueTung Ng Festival
1 OctSunNational Day
2 OctMonNational Day Holiday
5 OctThuThe Day Following Mid-Autumn Festival
28 OctSatChung Yeung Festival
2 NovThuAll Souls' Day
8 DecFriImmaculate Conception
20 DecWedMacau S.A.R. Establishment Day
22 DecFriWinter Solstice
24 DecSunChristmas Eve
25 DecMonChristmas Day

In Macau, 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, Macau 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.

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