Hong Kong’s annual calendar holds a multitude of public holidays – we’re lucky enough to benefit from both Eastern and Western festivals. The 2020 Hong Kong public holidays are perfectly positioned for quick getaways. For avid travellers, it only takes a few judicious extra annual leave days to enjoy a run of time off that will allow you to explore short breaks around Asia. Here’s how!
- New Year’s Day 01 Jan (5 days) Public holiday: WED Add: MON 30, TUE 31 Dec
- Chinese New Year 25-28 Jan (9 days) Public holidays: SAT, SUN, MON, TUE Add: WED 29 to FRI 31 Jan
- Ching Ming Festival 4 Mar (1 Day) Public holiday: SAT
- Buddha’s Birthday 30 Apr (4 days) Public holiday: THU
- Labour Day 1 May (4 days) Public holiday: FRI
- Dragon Boat Festival 25 Jun (4 or 7 days) Public holiday: THU Add: FRI 26 Jun; or 26, 29, 30 Jun
- Hungry Ghost Festival 2 Sep (5 days) Public holiday: WED Add: 31 Aug & 1 Sep; or 3-4 Sep
- National Day 1 Oct (4 or 9 days off) Public holiday: THU Add: 28-30 Sep for 9 days off
- Mid Autumn Festival 2 Oct (4 or 9 days off) Public holiday: FRI Add: 28-30 Sep for 9 days off
- Chung Yeung Festival 26 Oct (1 Day) Public holiday: MON
- Christmas 25 Dec, 26 Dec (3 or 10 days) Public holiday: FRI & SAT Add: 28-31 Dec for 10 days off
See more helpful information in our Living in Hong Kong section
This article first appeared in the Home Décor issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.