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Macau Public Holidays

Discover upcoming public holiday dates for Macau and start planning to make the most of your time off.

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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