Public Holidays 2017Today – 29 March 2017 – is not a holiday in Hong Kong.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|28 Jan||Sat||Lunar New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||The Second Day of Lunar New Year|
|30 Jan||Mon||The Third Day of Lunar New Year|
|31 Jan||Tue||The Fourth Day of Lunar New Year|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ching Ming Festival|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|15 Apr||Sat||The Day Following Good Friday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|3 May||Wed||Birthday of Buddha|
|30 May||Tue||Tuen Ng Festival|
|1 Jul||Sat||HKSAR Establishment Day|
|1 Oct||Sun||National Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||The Weekday After National Day|
|5 Oct||Thu||The Day Following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival|
|28 Oct||Sat||Chung Yeung Festival|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||The First Weekday After Christmas Day|
This list has now been updated to reflect the official 2017 dates released by the Hong Kong Government.
Hong Kong currently celebrates 17 national holidays. Of these 17 dates, 12 are considered statutory holidays. The government of Hong Kong requires that employers provide employees with a paid day off for all statutory national holidays; employers can require employees to work on the remaining five holidays as part of their employment contract.
National holidays are regulated under the General Holidays Ordinance, Chapter 149 – placed in National Gazette 1998. This law also provides citizens with the option of selecting Christmas as one of their12 paid holidays in lieu of a different holiday. This arrangement must be made with the employer at the time of signing an employment contract.
Many of the holidays that are celebrated in Hong Kong are based on the lunar cycle. These holidays will fall on different dates each year. The government of Hong Kong requires that all employers acknowledge these dates, regardless of when they occur. The government of Hong Kong will release official holiday dates at the end of each year for the following year.
Sunday is the only day in Hong Kong considered a rest day. Most national holidays that occur on a Sunday are moved to the following Monday for celebration. However, Lunar New Year always remains on the date that it occurs.
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