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 2014…

January 1

New Year’s Day (Wednesday)

January 31

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


February 1

The second Day of Lunar New Year (Saturday)

February 2

The third Day of Lunar New Year (Sunday)

February 3 *

The fourth Day of Lunar New Year (Monday)


April 5

Ching Ming Festival (Saturday)

April 18

Good Friday (Friday)

April 19

The day following Good Friday (Saturday)

April 21

Easter Monday (Monday)


May 1

Labour Day (Thursday)

May 6

The Birthday of the Buddha (Tuesday)


June 2

Tuen Ng Festival (Monday)


July 1

Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (Tuesday)


September 9

The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Tuesday)


October 1

National Day (Wednesday)

October 2

Chung Yeung Festival (Thursday)


December 25

Christmas Day (Thursday)

December 26

The first weekday after Christmas Day (Friday)

* 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.

Insider Tips: Please be noted that during the Hong Kong’s public holidays, especially the Chinese New Year holidays, Easter holidays, National Day holidays and Christmas holidays, there usually will be more tourists visiting Hong Kong. These periods are the peak seasons for hotels that if you plan to visit Hong Kong during the holidays, we would recommend to book earlier. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s attractions will be also more crowded than other days.

Here to check out the Public Holidays of Previous Years :

• 2013 Hong Kong Public Holidays
• 2012 Hong Kong Public Holidays

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