Hong Kong Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


  • According to Hong Kong laws, when a designated public holiday falls on a Sunday or on the same day of another holiday, the immediate following weekday would be a public holiday.
  • If either Lunar (Chinese) New Year Day, the second day of Lunar New Year or the third day of Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory and general holiday in substitution.
  • Public holidays in Hong Kong are provided for by legislation, namely the General Holidays Ordinance. However, this law is further clarified by the Employment Ordinance, since the General Holidays Ordinance only guarantees that public holidays be…

“…kept as a holiday by all banks, educational establishments, public offices and Government departments.”

  • To extend public holidays to employees of privately owned businesses and entities, the Employment Ordinance states in Section 39 that,

“An employee shall be granted a statutory holiday by his employer on each of the following days…”

January 2017
1 JanSunNew Year's Day 元旦新年 - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
28 JanSatChinese New Year 農曆年初一 - 1st day of 1st lunar month. Usually occurs in late January or early February; the most important Chinese traditional holidays
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday - Day 2
31 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday - Day 3
April 2017
4 AprTueChing Ming Festival 清明節 - Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day. Occurs about 15 days after the Vernal Equinox; day for paying respect to one's ancestors
14 AprFriGood Friday 耶穌受難節 - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
15 AprSatThe day following Good Friday - 2nd day of Good Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday 復活節星期一 - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
May 2017
1 MayMonLabour Day 勞動節 - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
3 MayWedThe Buddhas Birthday 佛誕 - Usually occurs in May; new holiday established in 1998 (general not statutory)
30 MayTueDragon Boat Festival 端午節 (Tuen Ng Festival) - Usually occurs in June; day for patriotic remembrance, eating rice dumplings and dragon boat races
July 2017
1 JulSatHong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Establishment Day 香港特別行政區成立紀念日 - Fixed on 1st July each year. Commemorates the ending of British Colonial Rule on 1 July 1997
October 2017
1 OctSunNational Day 中華人民共和國國慶日 - Celebrating the forming of the Central People's Government taking place in Tiananmen Square on October 1 that year. National Day marks the start of only one of the Golden Weeks in the PRC
2 OctMonNational Day Holiday - Day 2
5 OctThursDay after mid Autumn festival 中秋節翌日 - Important autumn celebration of harvest and togetherness, with the lighting of lanterns, eating of mooncakes and observation of the moon
28 OctSatChung Yeung Festival 重陽節 / Double Ninth Festival - Usually occurs in October; day for honouring the elderly and the deceased, and for mountain climbing
December 2017
25 DecMonChristmas Day 聖誕節 - Christians celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - Boxing Day is the second day of Christmas. The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
31 JanFriLunar New Year - 1st Day
1 FebSatLunar New Year - 2nd Day
2 FebSunLunar New Year - 3rd Day
3 FebMonLunar New Year - 3rd Day Replacement
5 AprSatChing Ming Festival
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
6 MayTueThe Buddhas Birthday
2 JunMonTuen Ng Festival
1 JulTueHong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
9 SeptTueChinese Mi-Autumn Festival
1 OctWedNational Day
2 OctThursChung Yeung Festival - Chung Yeung Festival - Double Ninth Festival /Dual-Yang Festival
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriBoxing Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
19 FebThursLunar New Year - 1st Day
20 FebFriLunar New Year - 2nd Day
21 FebSatLunar New Year - 3rd Day
3 AprFriGood Friday
4 AprSatGood Friday - 2nd Day
5 AprSunChing Ming Festival
6 AprMonChing Ming Festival - Replacement
7 AprTueEaster Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
25 MayMonThe Birthday of Buddha
20 JunSatTuen Ng Festival
1 JulWedHong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
28 SeptMonChinese Mi-Autumn Festival
1 OctThursNational Day
21 OctWedChung Yeung Festival - Double Ninth Festival /Dual-Yang Festival
25 DecFridayChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
8 FebMonLunar New Year - 1st Day
9 FebTueLunar New Year - 2nd Day
10 FebWedLunar New Year - 3rd Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
26 MarSatGood Friday - 2nd Day
28 MarMonEaster Monday
4 AprMonChing Ming Festival
1 MaySunLabour Day
2 MayMonLabour Day - Replacement
14 MaySatThe Buddhas Birthday
9 JunThursTuen Ng Festival
1 JulFriHong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
16 SeptFriDay after mid Autumn festival
1 OctSatNational Day
9 OctSunChung Yeung Festival - Chung Yeung Festival - Double Ninth Festival /Dual-Yang Festival
10 OctMonChung Yeung Festival - Replacement
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Holiday

1 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday (Public Holiday)
16 FebFriChinese New Year (1st day of 1st lunar month)
17 FebSatChinese New Year Holiday
18 FebSunChinese New Year Holiday
19 FebMonChinese New Year Holiday
30 MarFriGood Friday
31 MarSatGood Friday - 2nd Day
2 AprMonEaster Monday
5 AprThursChing Ming Festival
1 MayTueLabour Day
22 MayTueThe Buddhas Birthday
18 JunMonDragon Boat Festival
1 JulSunHong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Establishment Day
2 JulMonHong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Establishment Day - Replacement
25 SeptTueDay after mid Autumn festival
1 OctMonNational Day
17 OctWedChung Yeung Festival - Chung Yeung Festival - Double Ninth Festival /Dual-Yang Festival
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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