Holiday Guide for Hong Kong in 2019

Hong Kong 2019
Hong Kong
2019

Hong Kong information

Population: 7.32m
Capital: Hong Kong
Calling Code: (852)
Time Zone: +8 UTC
Currency: Hong Kong dollar
Language: English

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Hong Kong List of National Holidays in Hong Kong in 2019

New Year's Day


New Year's Day

Hong Kong: New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel

Lunar New Year's Day


Lunar New Year's Day

Hong Kong: The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

The second day of Lunar New Year


The second day of Lunar New Year

Hong Kong: Second day of holidays to mark Chinese Lunar New Year

The third day of Lunar New Year


The third day of Lunar New Year

Hong Kong: Third day of holidays to mark Chinese Lunar New Year

Ching Ming Festival

 Long Weekend! 
Ching Ming Festival

Hong Kong: Ching Ming is the Remembrance of Ancestors Day or Grave-Sweeping Day

Good Friday

 Long Weekend! 
Good Friday

Hong Kong: Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

The day following Good Friday


The day following Good Friday

Hong Kong: Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb

Easter Monday

 Long Weekend! 
Easter Monday

Hong Kong: Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Labour Day


Labour Day

Hong Kong: This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement

The Day after Buddhas Birthday

 Long Weekend! 
The Day after Buddhas Birthday

Hong Kong: General not statutory. The Buddha's Birthday was only made a holiday in 1998

Dragon Boat Festival

 Long Weekend! 
Dragon Boat Festival

Hong Kong: The Tuen Ng Festival, otherwise known as the Dragon Boat Festival, has been celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon for millennia

Special Administration Region (SAR) Day

 Long Weekend! 
Special Administration Region (SAR) Day

Hong Kong: HKSAR Establishment Day commemorates the ending of British Colonial Rule on July 1 1997

Day after mid Autumn Festival


Day after mid Autumn Festival

Hong Kong: The Mid Autumn festival starts on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month

Chinese National Day


Chinese National Day

Hong Kong: The Peoples Republic of China observes its anniversary on Oct 1st

Chung Yeung Festival

 Long Weekend! 
Chung Yeung Festival

Hong Kong: The festival, otherwise known as Autumn Remembrance, has been celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth moon for millennia

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Hong Kong: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC

The first weekday after Christmas Day


The first weekday after Christmas Day

Hong Kong: Several countries and regions around the world extend their public holidays for Christmas beyond 25th December

Notes

  • According to Hong Kong laws, when a designated public holiday falls on a Sunday or on the same day of another holiday, the immediate following weekday would be a public holiday.
  • If either Lunar (Chinese) New Year 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 is designated as a statutory and general holiday in substitution.
  • In addition to official public holidays, private companies in Hong Kong have the right to determine their own schedules and grant extra holidays to their staff.
  • An employee having been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 3 months is entitled to the holiday pay which is equivalent to the daily average wages earned by the employee in the 12-month period preceding the holiday.