Introduction

Summary

Macao is situated at the Pearl River Delta of the south eastern corner of mainland China. It is approximately 40 miles west of Hong Kong and 90 miles south of Guangzhou. The land area is 9.5 square miles comprising the Macao Peninsular (connected to mainland China) and Taipa and Coloane Islands.

Cities

Capital: Macao

Ports

Macao

Population

631,636

International Country Code

MO

Language(s)

Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin, other Chinese dialects, English, Tagalog

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

220V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 853

Time

8 hours ahead of GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2020New Year's Day (Fraternidade Universal)
24 Jan 2020Lunar New Year's Eve (afternoon)Chinese Lunar
25 Jan 2020Lunar New Year's Day (Novo Ano Lunar)Chinese Lunar
26 Jan 2020The second day of the Lunar New YearChinese Lunar
27 Jan 2020The third day of the Lunar New YearChinese Lunar
28 Jan 2020The fourth day of the Lunar New YearChinese Lunar
29 Jan 2020The fifth day of the Lunar New YearChinese Lunar
04 Apr 2020Cheng Ming (Tomb Sweeping Day)Chinese Solar
06 Apr 2020The first working day after Cheng Ming Festival2020 Only
10 Apr 2020Good FridayEaster
11 Apr 2020Holy SaturdayEaster
13 Apr 2020Bank HolidayEaster
13 Apr 2020The first working day after the Day before EasterEaster
30 Apr 2020The Buddha's Birthday (Dia do Buda)Chinese Lunar
01 May 2020Labour Day
25 Jun 2020Tung Ng (Dragon Boat Festival)Chinese Lunar
01 Jul 2020Bank Holiday
01 Oct 2020PRC National Day
02 Oct 2020Chong Chao (Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday)Chinese Lunar
02 Oct 2020The Day following the PRC National Day (except Banks)
05 Oct 2020The second working day after the Day following PRC National Day2020 Only
25 Oct 2020Chong Yeung Festival (Festival of Ancestors)Chinese Lunar
26 Oct 2020Bank HolidayChinese Lunar
26 Oct 2020The first working day after Chong Yeung FestivalChinese Lunar
02 Nov 2020All Souls' Day (Dia de Finados)
08 Dec 2020Immaculate Conception
20 Dec 2020Macau SARE Day
21 Dec 2020Bank Holiday
21 Dec 2020Dongzhi (Winter Solstice) (except banks)Chinese Solar
22 Dec 2020The first working day after Macao S.A.R. Establishment Day2020 Only
24 Dec 2020Christmas Eve
25 Dec 2020Christmas Day (Natal)
31 Dec 2020New Year's Eve (afternoon)

Main Industries

Tourism, gambling; clothing, textiles, electronics, footwear, toy manufacturing

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