Public holidays in Hong Kong
Find out when monuments will be open and what dates to visit to celebrate holidays like a local. Discover Hong Kong's public holiday dates.
Hong Kong's festivities, like mainland China, depend on the lunar calendar, so the dates vary every year. We always recommend checking if any holidays are scheduled during your trip, so you can enjoy the celebrations and avoid them affecting your travels.
- Western New Year: 1 January.
- Second day of the Lunar New Year (variable date).
- Third day of the Lunar New Year (variable date).
- Fourth day of the Lunar New Year (variable date).
- Good Friday (variable date).
- Easter Monday (date varies).
- Qingming Festival: (date varies). Also known as Ching Ming or Tomb-Sweeping Day in English. Citizens visit cemeteries and make offerings to honour their ancestors.
- Labour Day: 1 May.
- Birth of Buddha: (variable). Celebration of the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama.
- Tuen Ng Festival: (variable date). Also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, this festival stands out for the important boat races that take place.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day: 1 July. Celebration of the change of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997.
- National Day: 1 October. Celebration of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
- Chung Yeung Festival: (variable date). A festival similar to the Qingming festival, where ancestors are honoured.
- Christmas: 25 December.