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Macau Amends Public Holidays Legislation
 
(Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 1997)

Source: 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).

The annual non-working public holidays in Macau are governed by the Decreto-Lei n.º 4/82/M of 1982, as amended in 1987 (Decreto-Lei n.º 38/87/M) and in 1993 (Decreto-Lei n.º 15/93/M).

The aforementioned amendments introduce the concept of bridge holidays (tolerância de ponto) whereby Monday or Friday is declared a non-working public holiday whenever an annual public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday (to be compensated from civil servants' annual vacation leave).

In addition, the Decreto-Lei n.º 7/97/M stipulates that annual non-working public holidays are to be specified by the Governor of Macau.

Recall that as per the April 1987, Macau Pact, Portugal agreed to hand over sovereignty of Macau to the People's Republic of China in December 1999.

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• 1998-12-01: Macau 1999 Public Holidays Announced
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