Service de l'Inspection du Travail
17 rue Princesse Florestine
MC 98000 Monaco
Labour Inspectorate :
(+377) 98 98 87 26
Fax : (+377) 98 98 89 74
Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm (doors close at 12) on Friday
Principle and conditions
Public holidays are rest days that are distinct from paid 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 2021, the public holidays are the following ones:
|New Year's Day||Friday 1 January 2021|
|Saint Dévote's Day||Wednesday 27 January 2021|
|Easter Monday||Monday 5 April 2021|
|Labour Day||Saturday 1 May 2021|
|Ascension's Day||Thursday 13 May 2021|
|Whit Monday||Monday 24 May 2021|
|Corpus Christi||Thursday 3 June 2021|
Sunday 15 August 2021
Deferred to Monday 16 August 2021
|All Saints' Day||Monday 1 November 2021|
|Prince's Day||Friday 19 November 2021|
|Immaculate Conception's Day||Wednesday 8 December 2021|
|Christmas Day||Saturday 25 December 2021|
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.