Public Holidays in Hong Kong

A calendar of the public holidays when businesses, schools and banks close and people get the day off in Hong Kong...

When a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day is designated a national holiday. However, there may be exceptions, for example when the Chinese New Year falls on a Sunday, the Saturday before is taken as a public holiday. It is only compulsory for employers to give 12 of the 17 public holidays to their employees as statutory holidays. 

Public Holidays 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day*
  • 2 January - Day in lieu
  • 28 January - Lunar New Year's Day*
  • 30 January- Lunar New Year Holiday*
  • 31 January - Lunar New Year Holiday*
  • 4 April - Ching Ming*
  • 14 April - Good Friday
  • 15 April - Holy Saturday
  • 17 April - Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day*
  • 3 May - Buddha's Birthday
  • 30 May - Dragon Boat Festival (Tueng Ng)*
  • 1 July - HKSAR Establishment Day*
  • 1 October -  National Day*
  • 2 October - Day in lieu
  • 5 October - Day after Mid-Autumn Festival*
  • 28 October - Chung Yeung Festival*
  • 25 December - Christmas Day*
  • 26 December - Boxing Day

(* statutory days)


Public Holidays 2018

  • 1 January - New Year's Day*
  • 16 February - Lunar New Year's Day*
  • 17 February - Lunar New Year Holiday*
  • 19 February - Lunar New Year Holiday*
  • 30 March - Good Friday
  • 31 March - Holy Saturday
  • 2 April - Easter Monday
  • 5 April - Ching Ming*
  • 1 May - Labour Day*
  • 22 May - Buddha's Birthday
  • 18 June - Dragon Boat Festival (Tueng Ng)*
  • 1 July - HKSAR Establishment Day*
  • 2 July - Day following HKSAR Establishment Day*
  • 25 September - Day after Mid-Autumn Festival
  • 1 October -  National Day*
  • 17 October - Chung Yeung Festival*
  • 25 December - Christmas Day*
  • 26 December - Boxing Day