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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Macau public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of June 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Macau public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Macau public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Macau 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020, thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2020.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2020 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Exemption from work granted to public employees by the Chief Executive on 5 June 2019) for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Macau 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019, thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2019.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2019 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive on 12 March 2018) for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Macau Mulls Public Holidays Changes

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced it is considering changes to the laws and regulations governing non-working public holidays in Macau.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Macau 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018, thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2018.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2018 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive on 9 March 2017) for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • May
  • 5
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  • Macau 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017, thus completing the recently-released list of one-off public holidays in Macau for 2017.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2017 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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2015

  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Macau September 3 Public Holiday Gazetted

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The Macau Government's bill, recently passed by Macau's lawmakers, and declaring Thursday, September 3, 2015, as a mandatory one-off public holiday in Macau to celebrate the China's victory over Japan in WW2, has been gazetted as the "Decree Law No. 32/2015 on Public Holidays".
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  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Macau Votes September 3 Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's lawmakers have approved the Macau Government's bill declaring Thursday, September 3, 2015, as a mandatory one-off public holiday in Macau to celebrate the China's victory over Japan in WW2.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Macau Extra Public Holiday September 3

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Government has followed yesterday's separate announcements by China and Hong Kong that September 3, 2015, would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in China and Hong Kong to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, by announcing that Thursday, September 3, 2015, would also be a one-off non-working public holiday in Macau.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Macau 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced its annual full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2016 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Macau 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    Associação de Bancos de Macau (Macau) - The Macau Association of Banks has released its annual list of the official non-working bank holidays in Macau for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Macau 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working annual public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2015 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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2013

  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Macau 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    Associação de Bancos de Macau (Macau) - The Macau Association of Banks has released its annual list of the official non-working bank holidays in Macau for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Macau Grand Prix Public Holidays Announced

    South China Morning Post (Macau) - At a recent press conference, the Macau government has announced that 2 days would be declared as non-working public holidays in Macau on account of the upcoming Macau Grand Prix.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Macau Grand Prix Public Holidays ?

    The Macau Daily Times (Macau) - A professor at the University of Macau's Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, Davis Fong, has suggested that the Government of Macau consider declaring non-working public holidays in Macau to coincide with the upcoming 60th Macau Grand Prix Formula 1 racing event.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Macau 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Feb
  • 23
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2014 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, non-working public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work for staff in Public Administration by the Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Macau 2012 Public Holidays Extended Again

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has once again extended its previously-released list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Macau 2012 Public Holidays Extended

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has extended its previously-released list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Macau 2013 Bank Holidays Announced

    Associação de Bancos de Macau (Macau) - The Macau Association of Banks has released its annual list of the official non-working bank holidays in Macau for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Macau 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced the full list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2013 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has once again announced additional, one-off, public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work by The Chief Executive) for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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2011

  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Macau 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2012 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has announced 6 additional, one-off, public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work by The Chief Executive) for 2012.
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2010

  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Macau 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Macau Declares Additional 2011 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has announced 4 additional, one-off, public holidays (Special Grant for exempt from work by The Chief Executive) for 2011.
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2009

  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Macau Confirms 2010 Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The Monetary Authority Of Macau (AMCM) announced the list of bank holidays specific to the banking and financial sectors of Macau.
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  • Jul
  • 20
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  • Macau 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Macau Declares February 17 Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off public holiday for Wednesday, February 17, 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Macau Declares New Year's Eve Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off, half-day, public holiday for the afternoon of Friday, December 31, 2010.
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2008

  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Macau Public Holidays Legislation Amended

    Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau (Macau) - The government of the Macau SAR has gazetted an amendment to the current legislation governing non-working public holidays in Macau.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Macau 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Macau Declares New Year's Eve Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off, half-day, public holiday for the afternoon of Thursday, December 31, 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Macau Declares April 3 Civil Service Public Holiday

    The Macau Daily Times - It has been reported by Jose Pereira Coutinho, a lawmaker close to the Secretary for Administration and Justice, that the government of Macau will declare this Thursday, April 3, 2008, as a one-off public holiday for civil servants.
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2007

  • Apr
  • 4
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  • Macau 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Macau Declares 2 Half-Day Public Holidays

    Macau Governmenr Website - Macau's Chief Executive has announced 2 additional half-day, afternoon, public holidays for 2008, on the eves of both the Western and the Lunar New Years.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Macau Declares February 21 Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off public holiday, "The fourth day of the Lunar New Year", on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007.
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2006

  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Macau 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2007.
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  • Jul
  • 14
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  • Macau Declares New Year's Eve Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off, half-day, public holiday for the afternoon of Monday, December 31, 2007.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Macau Declares February 1 Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off public holiday, "The fourth day of the Lunar New Year", on Wednesday, February 1st, 2006.
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2005

  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Macau 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2006.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Macau 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2005.
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2004

  • May
  • 21
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  • Macau Declares February 8 Public Holiday

    Portal do Governo da RAEM (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared a one-off, half-day, public holiday for the afternoon of Tuesday, February 8, 2005.
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2003

  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Macau 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2004.
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • Macau Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared 2 one-off, half-day, public holidays for the afternoon of January 21 and December 31, 2004.
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2002

  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Macau 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2003.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Macau Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared 2 one-off, half-day, public holidays for the afternoon of January 31 and December 31, 2003.
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2001

  • Jul
  • 10
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  • Macau Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - Macau's Chief Executive has declared 2 one-off, half-day, public holidays for the afternoon of February 11 and December 31, 2002.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Macau 2002 Public Holidays Announced

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The government of the Macau SARE has announced the list of official Macau public holidays for the calendar year 2002.
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2000

  • Oct
  • 4
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  • Macau SAR Public Holidays Amended

    Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau) - The administrative government of Macau has issued an executive order(Ordem Executiva n.º 60/2000 - Define os feriados na Região Administrativa Especial de Macau) which specifies the amended list of annual non-working public holidays in Macau following last year's handover of Macau to mainland China.
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1999

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Macau To Keep Some Portuguese Public Holidays

    RDP Antena 1 Radio (Lisbon) - The new Chinese administration of Macau has decided to retain a number of Portuguese public holidays for the calendar year 2000.
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  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Macau 2000 Public Holidays Announced

    Imprensa Oficial de Macau (Macau) - The administrative government of Macau has issued a decree (Regulamento Administrativo n.º 4/1999 - Fixa o Calendário dos feriados no ano 2000) which specifies the list of non-working public holidays in Macau for the upcoming calendar year 2000.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Macau Declares December 20-31 Public Holidays

    Xinhua News Agency (Beijing) - The Executive Council of the future Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has decided in its meeting of yesterday to declare (Regulamento Administrativo n.º 5/1999) the period from December 21 to December 31, 1999, as one-off public holidays to coincide with the upcoming handover of Macau to the People's Republic of China.
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1998

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Macau 1999 Public Holidays Announced

    Imprensa Oficial de Macau (Macau) - The administrative government of Macau has issued a decree (Portaria n.º 242/98/M - Fixa a calendarização dos dias feriados para o ano de 1999) which specifies the list of non-working public holidays in Macau for the upcoming calendar year 1999.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Macau Declares Homecoming Public Holiday

    People's Daily Online (Beijing) - December 20, 1999, the date when Macau becomes an administrative region of China, has been declared a public holiday in Macau, as per the recently released "Press Communique on the Second Plenary Session of the Preparatory Committee for the Macao Special Administrative Region".
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Macau To Review List Of Public Holidays

    Xinhua News Agency (Beijing) - The Preparatory Committee of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the National People's Congress has ended a two-day meeting in which the group discussed the arrangement for public holidays in Macao in the year 2000, the first year after Macao's return to China.
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1997

  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Macau Decrees Annual Public Holidays List

    Imprensa Oficial de Macau (Macau) - The administrative government of Macau has issued a decree (Portaria n.º 85/97/M) which completes the recently-passed Decreto-Lei n.º 7/97/M and which stipulates the list of annual non-working public holidays in Macau.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Macau Amends Public Holidays Legislation

    Imprensa Oficial de Macau (Macau) - The administrative government of Macau has passed the Decreto-Lei n.º 7/97/M which establishes the concept of bridge holidays (tolerância de ponto).
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See also: Macau bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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