Hong Kong - National Holidays
The Hong Kong Tourist Association can provide you with the exact dates for each holiday each year, as many are tied to the cycles of the moon. You can call them at:
+ 852 2807 6177 or pick up a brochure at their Star Ferry office (on the Kowloon side). Most holidays are not on the same calendar day each year.
You can view the holidays at: www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/200005/05/0505100.htm
New Year’s Day - January 1
Chinese (Lunar) New Year
Three days in late January or early February. It changes yearly depending on when lunar new year occurs.
Ching Ming - sometime in April
When the locals sweep their ancestor’s graves.
Good Friday , the Day after Good Friday, and Easter Monday - sometime at the end of March or early April
Labour Day - May 1
The Buddha’s Birthday - sometime in May
Dragon Boat Festival or Tuen Ng Festival – one day in May or June
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day ( HK SAR day) – July 1
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival – one day in September or October
National Day and the day following it - October 1 and 2
Chung Yeung Festival – in October
Christmas Day - December 25
The first weekday after Christmas Day - December 26, or the first week day following Christmas.