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Macau : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Pataca (MOP)
  • Internet domain: .mo - Telephone code: +853 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +8 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Half-day holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday January 17, 2023Chinese New Year (beginning)School holidays
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Wednesday January 25, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Monday January 30, 2023Chinese New Year (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 6, 2023Lantern FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday April 10, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday May 24, 2023Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia)Tradeshows
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    Friday May 26, 2023Buddha's AnniversaryBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Half-day holiday

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Http://bo.io.gov.mo
    official calendar
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    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Teaching languages: Chinese, English, Portuguese
    schools may remain open on Saturday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Chinese New Year (beginning)

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    Tuesday January 17, 2023
    School holidays :

    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Tuesday January 24, 2023
    Secular holiday : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Wednesday January 25, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle).

    Chinese New Year (end)

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    Monday January 30, 2023
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    Lantern Festival

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) :

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
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    Holy Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Paid holiday

    Banks are closed

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Banks only :

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia)

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    Wednesday May 24, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.g2easia.com/ lasts 2 days 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Buddha's Anniversary

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    Friday May 26, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) :