Hong Kong became a colony of Britain since 1840s.

After 100-year colonial era, she returned to China in July 1997 and remains as Special Administrative Region of PCR.

Influenced by both Chinese and Western culture, Hong Kong is considered as a place where West meets East. However, it is not only about culture and custom, but also holidays…

The great part of Hong Kong is citizens on this land can enjoy both Chinese and Western holidays…On both the Chinese holidays such as Mid-autumn Day, Tuen Ng Festival, Chinese New Year, China National Day as well as the Western like Easter and Christmas, Hong Kong residence can enjoy day-off…

The best of all is Hong Kong people can celebrate a holiday that only belongs to them: The Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day.

Fireworks on the China National Day

Fireworks on the Chinese New Year

Here are the lists of Hong Kong public holidays of 2013…

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January 1

New Year’s Day (Tuesday)


February 10

Lunar New Year’s Day (Chinese New Year) (Sunday)

February 11

The second Day of Lunar New Year (Monday)

February 12

The third Day of Lunar New Year (Tuesday)

February 13 *

The fourth Day of Lunar New Year (Wednesday)


March 29

Good Friday (Friday)

March 30

The day following Good Friday (Saturday)


April 1

Easter Monday (Monday)

April 4

Ching Ming Festival (Thursday)


May 1

Labour Day (Wednesday)

May 17

The Birthday of the Buddha (Friday)


June 12

Tuen Ng Festival (Wednesday)


July 1

Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (Monday)


September 20

The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Friday)


October 1

National Day (Tuesday)

October 14 **

The Day following Chung Yeung Festival (Monday)


December 25

Christmas Day (Wednesday)

December 26

The first weekday after Christmas Day (Thursday)

* Hong Kong Government is very generous when it comes to official holidays. When either Lunar New Year’s 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 will be a Public Holiday.

** In addition, since the Chung Yeung Festival 2013 will also fall on Sunday, the following day will be granted as an additional Public Holiday.

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