There are 17 public holidays with 20 days in Macau in 2023, and six days fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people working outside will return to their hometowns to meet families and friends. The holiday lasts three days from January 22, 2023.
Cheng Ming Festival
The festival is also called Tomb Sweeping Festival, a traditional Chinese festival observed in China and Southeast Asia on April 5, 2023. People visit and sweep ancestral tombs and make ritual offerings, typically food dishes, fruits, and the burning of joss sticks and spirit money.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Buddha's Birthday, observed on May 26, 2023, is the day that celebrates the birthday of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who was later known as Gautama Buddha and the founder of Buddhism. During the Buddha's Birthday festival, lanterns are hung in the temples, and people dance with the wooden dragon statues.
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival, observed on June 22, 2023, is a holiday based on the traditional Chinese calendar commemorating the death of Qu Yuan (340–278 BC), a poet and a reformer in the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period.
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals dating back 3,000 years when the emperors worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests. Mooncakes are the traditional food during the festival, and they are offered by friends or served at family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The holiday falls on September 30, 2023.
PRC National Day
PRC National Day, observed on October 1 and 2, 2023, commemorates the formal establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
Chung Yeung Festival
It is observed in the Chinese calendar on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month. Climbing high mountains, drinking chrysanthemum liquor, and wearing the Cornus officinalis are traditional things people normally do during the festival. People believe that climbing mountains will bring them good lucks. It falls on October 23, 2023.
All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2023.
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.
Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day is a public holiday in Macau, observed on December 20, 2023. The holiday commemorates the transfer of sovereignty over Macau from Portugal to the People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region.
The Winter Solstice, observed on December 22, 2023, is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere and the longest night in the whole year, and it is one of the most important 24 Solar Terms. The Winter Solstice means the arrival of winter, and people should prepare for the winter.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in Macau 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day Holiday||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Lunar New Year||Jan 22, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Lunar New Year Holiday||Jan 23, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Lunar New Year Holiday||Jan 24, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Lunar New Year Holiday||Jan 25, 2023||Wednesday||Observed|
|Cheng Ming Festival||Apr 05, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Observed|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Buddha's Birthday||May 26, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Dragon Boat Festival||Jun 22, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday||Sep 30, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|PRC National Day||Oct 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|PRC National Day Holiday||Oct 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|PRC National Day Holiday||Oct 03, 2023||Tuesday||Observed|
|PRC National Day Holiday||Oct 04, 2023||Wednesday||Observed|
|Chung Yeung Festival||Oct 23, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|All Souls' Day||Nov 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Immaculate Conception||Dec 08, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Macau Special Administrative|
Region Establishment Day
|Dec 20, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Winter Solstice||Dec 22, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Eve||Dec 24, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Eve Holiday||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Observed|
Please also check the working days in Macau in 2023.