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.
In 2023, Hongkongers can enjoy eight long weekends.
|2 January (Mon)||The day after New Year’s Day (three day weekend)|
|23 January (Mon)||The 2nd day of Lunar New Year (five day weekend)|
|24 January (Tues)||The 3rd day of Lunar New Year|
|25 January (Wed)||The 4th day of Lunar New Year|
|5 April (Wed)||Ching Ming Festival|
|7 April (Fri)||Good Friday (four day weekend)|
|8 April (Sat)||The day following Good Friday|
|10 April (Mon)||Easter Monday|
|1 May (Mon)||Labour Day (three day weekend)|
|26 May (Fri)||The Birthday of the Buddha (three day weekend)|
|22 June (Thurs)||Tuen Ng Festival or Dragon Boat Festival|
|1 July (Sat)||HKSAR Establishment Day|
|30 September (Sat)||The day following Mid-Autumn Festival|
|2 October (Mon)||The day following National Day (three day weekend)|
|23 October (Mon)||Chung Yeung Festival (three day weekend)|
|25 December (Mon)||Christmas Day (four day weekend)|
|26 December (Tues)||The first weekday after Christmas Day|
To make the most of your long weekends, try staycation options, fresh brunch spots, camping, and exciting arts & cultural events.
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