Holidays and Festivals

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In general, Hong Kong is a 365 x 24 x 7 city where most shops and restaurants in major tourist areas will remain open during public holidays. Below are the public holidays in 2015 and 2016 and how your journey may be affected

 

Public Holidays in 2015

Holidays Date Effect on visitors
The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December many events during Hong Kong WinterFest
The second weekday after Christmas Day 27 December many events during Hong Kong WinterFest

 

Public Holidays in 2016

Holidays Date Effect on visitors
The first day of January 1 January why don't join countdown celebrations on 31 Dec?
Lunar New Year’s Day 8 February many local shops and Chinese Tea Restaurants (Dim Sum) will close,but there will be Lunar New Year night Parade at Tsim Shan Tsui
The second day of Lunar New Year 9 February many local shops and Chinese Tea Restaurants (Dim Sum) will close,but there will be fireworks at the Victoria Harbour at 8pm
The third day of Lunar New Year 10 February many local shops and Chinese Tea Restaurants (Dim Sum) will close
Good Friday 25 March none
The day following Good Friday 26 March none
Easter Monday 28 March none
Ching Ming Festival 4 April none
The day following the Labour Day 2 May none
The Birthday of the Buddha 14 May Good time to visit temples in Hong Kong
Tuen Ng Festival 9 June watch Dragon Boat Carnival!
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July protest day on Island side,many roads will be closed and may affect your shopping experience
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 16 September none
National Day 1 October Flag-raising in the morning at Golden Bauhinia Square,but we care about fireworks at night more right?
The day following the Chung Yeung Festival 10 October none
The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December none
The second weekday after Christmas Day 27 December none

 

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