Holidays in Macau 2024

There are 20 public holidays in Macau in 2024, six of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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 February 10, 2024.

Good Friday
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, March 29, 2024.

Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on March 30, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

Cheng Ming Festival
The festival is also called Tomb Sweeping Festival, a traditional Chinese festival observed in China and Southeast Asia on April 4, 2024. People visit and sweep ancestral tombs and make ritual offerings, typically food dishes, fruits, and the burning of joss sticks and spirit money.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, 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
Buddha's Birthday, observed on May 15, 2024, 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 10, 2024, 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
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 18, 2024.

PRC National Day
PRC National Day, observed on October 1 and 2, 2024, 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 11, 2024.

All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, observed on November 2, 2024.

Immaculate Conception
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2024, 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 8, 2024. 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.

Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice, observed on December 21, 2024, 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
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Lunar New YearFeb 10, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Lunar New Year HolidayFeb 11, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Lunar New Year HolidayFeb 12, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Lunar New Year HolidayFeb 13, 2024TuesdayObserved
Lunar New Year HolidayFeb 14, 2024WednesdayObserved
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Holy SaturdayMar 30, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayObserved
Cheng Ming FestivalApr 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 15, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 10, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Mid-Autumn Festival HolidaySep 18, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
PRC National DayOct 01, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
PRC National Day HolidayOct 02, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Chung Yeung FestivalOct 11, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
All Souls' DayNov 02, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
All Souls' Day HolidayNov 04, 2024MondayObserved
Immaculate ConceptionDec 08, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Immaculate Conception HolidayDec 09, 2024MondayObserved
Macau Special Administrative
Region Establishment Day
Dec 20, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Winter SolsticeDec 21, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Winter Solstice HolidayDec 23, 2024MondayObserved
Christmas EveDec 24, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Macau in 2024.

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