Public Holidays

Last updated: 26/03/2024


Public holidays are rest days that are distinct from paid holidays.

Statutory holidays

The statutory holidays in Monaco are:

  • New Year's Day (1stJanuary)
  • Saint Dévote's Day (27th January)
  • Easter Monday
  • The 1st of May
  • Ascension (the Thursday 40 days after Easter)
  • Whit Monday (50 days after Easter)
  • Corpus Christi (the Thursday 60 days after Easter)
  • Assumption (15th August)
  • All Saints' Day (1st November)
  • The Prince's Day (19th November), the National Day
  • The Immaculate Conception (8th December or 9th if 8th is on Sunday)
  • Christmas Day (25th December)

If New Year's Day, the 1st of May, Assumption, All Saints' Day, the Prince's Day or Christmas Day fall on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a statutory holiday.

For 2024, the public holidays are the following ones:

New Year's Day 

Monday 1 January 2024

Saint Dévote's Day

Saturday 27 January 2024

Easter Monday

Monday 1 April 2024

Labour Day

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Ascension's Day

Thursday 9 May 2024

Whit Monday

Monday 20 May 2024

Corpus Christi

Thursday 30 May 2024

Assumption's Day

Thursday 15 August 2024

All Saints' Day  

Friday 1 November 2024

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's Day 

Tuesday 19 November 2024

Immaculate Conception's Day

Sunday 8 December 2024

Christmas Day

Wednesday 25 December 2024

Employment and Public Holidays

Public holidays are obligatory non-working days for all employees.  However, after consultation with staff representatives, or, failing this, with the employees concerned, exemptions may be requested from the Labour Inspector.

Remuneration for Public Holidays

Statutory public holidays falling on a non-working day

Payment is obligatory for these days.  Employees who are paid on an hourly or daily basis, or on a piece rate/performance-based rate, must be given the salary that they would have received if they had been working on this day.  Public holidays that fall either on the employee's weekly rest day or on a normal working day that is a non-working day for a particular company, or when part of the day is not usually worked by that company, are also paid.

Payment for a statutory public holiday will only be due if the employee has been present in the company the day before and the day after the public holiday, unless their absence was for exceptional reasons (such as a medically certified accident or illness and some special family circumstances).

Working on Public Holidays

When an employee has to work on a statutory public holiday, he or she is eligible for payment corresponding to the work undertaken:

  • Either payment equivalent to their salary
  • Or a paid day's leave in compensation

Public holidays during paid leave

When a public holiday falls during a period of paid leave, it is not counted as part of the total days of paid leave.

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