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Macau September 3 Public Holiday Gazetted

Source: Portal do Governo da RAEM da República Popular da China (Macau)
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015


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".

Last May, China (2015-05-13) then Hong Kong (2015-05-13), announced that they had declared, or would declare, Thursday, September 3, 2015, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in China and Hong Kong to commemorate China's victory over Japan (officially named "the 70th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War Victory Commemoration Day" and renamed a couple of days later to "The 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War").

The day after (2015-05-14), Macau's Government followed suit by announcing that Thursday, September 3, 2015, would also be a one-off non-working public holiday in Macau.

The aforementioned announcement that Thursday, September 3, 2015, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in Macau to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, thus amends and extends last year's announcement full list of official Macau non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015 in Macau (2014-04-10) and of the one-off additional non-working public holidays in 2015 in Macau (2014-03-25).

At the time, the government of Macau had yet to decide whether September 3 would be a common public holiday or an obligatory holiday. As per yesterday's vote, September 3, 2015, has been declared a mandatory holiday, meaning that all those who have to work on that day have the right to be paid triple their normal salary.

Last week (2015-07-10), Macau's lawmakers had 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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