Traveling to Hong Kong in 2017? Then make sure to check out and keep an eye on the 2017 Hong Kong public holidays. Nothing can be more frustrating to find out that the must-see attraction, museum or institution you planed to visit is closed due to statutory holidays. It is always a good idea to take a closer look at the list of 2017 Hong Kong Public Holidays to avoid delays and closure times or incredible crowds. In addition, be sure to plan ahead for those breathtaking and traditional festivals such as Chinese New Year or Mid-Autumn Festival take place.

When talking about public holidays, Hong Kong is a very unique place. 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 the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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 customs, but also about holidays.

The great part of Hong Kong is that citizens can enjoy both Chinese and Western holidays. Hong Kong is a place where Chinese as well as Western holidays are equally celebrated. No matter if we are talking about Chinese holidays such as Mid-Autumn Day, Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival, Chinese New Year, China National Day or the Western holidays like Easter and Christmas, Hong Kong residents can enjoy a 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.

2017 Hong Kong Public Holidays

Fireworks on the Chinese New Year

Below we compiled a list of 2017 Hong Kong Public Holidays :

January 2 *

The day following the first day of January (Monday)


January 28

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

January 30

The third Day of Lunar New Year (Monday)

January 31 *

The fourth Day of Lunar New Year (Tuesday)


April 4

Ching Ming Festival (Tuesday)

April 14

Good Friday (Friday)

April 15

The day following Good Friday (Saturday)

April 17

Easter Monday (Monday)


May 1

Labour Day (Monday)

May 3

The Birthday of the Buddha (Wednesday)

May 30

Tuen Ng Festival (Tuesday)


July 1

Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (Saturday)


October 2 *

The day following National Day (Monday)

October 5

The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Thursday)

October 28

Chung Yeung Festival (Saturday)


December 25

Christmas Day (Monday)

December 26

The first weekday after Christmas Day (Tuesday)

* Hong Kong Government is very generous when it comes to official holidays. Since the first day of January as wells National Day falls on a Sunday in 2017, Hong Kong Government decided to designate the following day as general holiday substitution. In addition, since the second day of Lunar New Year also falls on a Sunday in 2017, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a general holiday as substitution.

Here to check out the Public Holidays of Previous Years :

• 2016 Hong Kong Public Holidays
• 2015 Hong Kong Public Holidays
• 2014 Hong Kong Public Holidays
• 2013 Hong Kong Public Holidays
• 2012 Hong Kong Public Holidays

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