Holidays in Hong Kong 2023

There are 17 public holidays in Hong Kong, four of which fall on weekends in 2023.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important time for the family union. Hundreds of thousands of people who work outside will go back to their hometowns to meet families and friends. It falls on January 22, 2023, which is Sunday. The holiday lasts three days.

Ching Ming Festival
The festival is also called Tomb Sweeping Festival, a traditional Chinese festival observed in China and Southeast Asia. People visit and sweep ancestral tombs, and make ritual offerings, which typically include food dishes, fruits, and the burning of joss sticks and spirit money. The holiday falls on April 5, 2023.

Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.

Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Buddha's Birthday
Buddha's Birthday is one of the most important Buddhist holidays. It falls on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar, which is May 26, 2023.

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival, observed on June 22, 2023, is a festival holiday based on the traditional Chinese calendar commemorating the death of Qu Yuan (340–278 BC), a poet and a reformer in the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
The holiday is observed on July 1, 2023, and it commemorates the formal transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997.

Day after Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals dating back 3,000 years when the emperors worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests. Mooncakes are the traditional food during the festival, and they are offered by friends or served at family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The holiday falls on September 30, 2023.

National Day
National Day commemorates the formal establishment of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949. The holiday falls on October 1, 2023, and is observed on October 2, 2023.

Chung Yeung Festival
It is observed on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Climbing high mountains, drinking chrysanthemum liquor, and wearing the Cornus officinalis are traditional things people normally do during the festival. People believe that climbing mountains will bring them good lucks. It falls on October 23, 2023.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day and is widely known as a shopping holiday in some countries. It falls on December 26, 2023.

The following is the list of public holidays in Hong Kong 2023.

New Year's DayJan 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese Lunar
New Year's Day
Jan 23, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Second Day of
Chinese Lunar New Year
Jan 24, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Third Day of
Chinese Lunar New Year
Jan 25, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Qingming FestivalApr 05, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayApr 07, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Holy SaturdayApr 08, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 26, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 22, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region
Establishment Day
Jul 01, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Day after
Mid-Autumn Festival
Sep 30, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
National DayOct 02, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Chung Yeung FestivalOct 23, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Hong Kong in 2023.

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