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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.
Last month (1997-03-18), the administrative government of Macau has passed the Decreto-Lei n.º 7/97/M which introduced 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) as well as stipulating that annual non-working public holidays are to be specified by the Governor of Macau (hence the present decree).
Currently, 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).
However, 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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