There are a number of statutory holidays, also known as public holidays, in Hong Kong designed to celebrate important events and festivals. Each year, the government takes note of which of these holidays fall on the weekend. When one does, they usually designate a weekday (usually the first Monday following the holiday) as a public holiday to make up for the lack of day off.

For example, the Employee’s Ordinance states that when the first, second, or third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the new year is designated as a statutory holiday.

Public holidays in 2024

In 2024, Hongkongers can enjoy six long weekends.

1 January 2024 (Mon)New Year’s Day (three-day weekend)
10 February 2024 (Sat)Lunar New Year (four-day weekend)
12 February 2024 (Mon)The 3rd day of Lunar New Year
13 February 2024 (Tues)The 4th day of Lunar New Year
29 March 2024 (Fri)Good Friday (four-day weekend)
30 March 2024 (Sat)The day following Good Friday
1 April 2024 (Mon)Easter Monday
4 April 2024 (Thur)Ching Ming Festival
1 May 2024 (Wed)Labour Day
15 May 2024 (Wed)The Birthday of Buddha
10 June 2024 (Mon)Dragon Boat Festival or Tuen Ng Festival (three-day weekend)
1 July 2024 (Mon)HKSAR Establishment Day (three-day weekend)
18 September 2024 (Wed)The day following Mid-Autumn Festival
1 October 2024 (Tue)National Day
11 October 2024 (Fri)Chung Yeung Festival (three-day weekend)
25 December 2024 (Wed)Christmas Day
26 December 2024 (Thur)The first weekday after Christmas Day

Public holidays in 2025

In 2025, Hongkongers can enjoy five long weekends.

1 January 2025 (Wed)New Year’s Day
29 January 2025 (Wed)Lunar New Year (five-day weekend)
30 January 2025 (Thu)The 3rd day of Lunar New Year
31 January 2025 (Fri)The 4th day of Lunar New Year
4 April 2025 (Fri)Ching Ming Festival (three-day weekend)
18 April 2025 (Fri)Good Friday (four-day weekend)
19 April 2025 (Sat)The day following Good Friday
21 April 2025 (Mon)Easter Monday
1 May 2025 (Thur)Labour Day
5 May 2025 (Mon)The Birthday of Buddha (three-day weekend)
31 May 2025 (Sat)Dragon Boat Festival or Tuen Ng Festival
1 July 2025 (Tue)HKSAR Establishment Day
1 October 2025 (Wed)National Day
7 October 2025 (Tue)The day following Mid-Autumn Festival
29 October 2025 (Wed)Chung Yeung Festival
25 December 2025 (Thur)Christmas Day (four-day weekend)
26 December 2025 (Fri)The first weekday after Christmas Day

How to maximize your annual leave in 2024?

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Take advantage of the public holidays in 2024 to make the most of your annual leave (© supersizer via Canva)

Here are the best times to book your holidays this year and maximize your annual leave. Consider taking the following days off for an extended break – you’ll thank us later!

  • Lunar New Year: Get a nine-day break from February 10-18, 2024 by booking three days off.
    Book off: February 14-16 | Public holidays: February 10, 12,13
  • Easter and Ching Ming Festival: Turn three days of leave into a ten-day holiday stretch from March 29-April 7, 2024.
    Book off: April 2,3,5 | Public holidays: March 29,30, April 1, 4
  • Labour Day: Extend your break to five days from May 1-5, 2024, by taking just two days off.
    Book off: May 2-3 | Public holiday: May 1
  • The Birthday of Buddha: Secure a five-day getaway from May 15-19, 2024, by booking just two days off.
    Book off: May 16-17 | Public holiday: May 15
  • Mid-Autumn Festival: Book two days off to maximize your time off with a five-day break from September 18-22, 2024.
    Book off: September 19-20 | Public holiday: September 18
  • National Day: Take a day off and get a four-day break from September 28-October 1, 2024.
    Book off: September 30 | Public holiday: October 1
  • Christmas & New Year: Enjoy an extra long twelve-day holiday from December 21-January 1, 2025, with only five days of leave required.
    Book off: December 23,24,27,30,31 | Public holidays: December 25-26

Things to do in Hong Kong on holiday

Make the most of your Hong Kong holiday by exploring everything the city has to offer!

Discover top tourist spots, family activities, and the natural beauty of the city. Keep an eye on our regularly updated event guide for special events and experiences. Plus, don’t miss the chance to visit the best restaurants and bars in town!

See also
33 Best Things To Do And See In Hong Kong

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