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Holidays & Observances in Macau

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It is technically a part of China, but it is autonomous in every part of its government except foreign affairs. For hundreds of years, Macau was a colony of Portugal, so its culture is a marriage of the east and the west. Its culture has also been affected by the thriving tourism business. Legal gambling and beautiful beaches make it a popular tourist destination, especially for the Chinese. Macau is also incredibly diverse religiously, with Buddhism being the most practiced religion, but other traditional Chinese religions and western Christian religions are also popular. Holidays reflect the multicultural identity of Macau with traditional Chinese festivals and western holidays existing side by side and being enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

 

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Qing Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day Religious/Beliefs Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic