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 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 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 is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.
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 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 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 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 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 in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Chinese Lunar |
New Year's Day
|Jan 23, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Second Day of |
Chinese Lunar New Year
|Jan 24, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Third Day of |
Chinese Lunar New Year
|Jan 25, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Qingming Festival||Apr 05, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 10, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Buddha's Birthday||May 26, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Dragon Boat Festival||Jun 22, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Hong Kong Special |
|Jul 01, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Day after |
|Sep 30, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|National Day||Oct 02, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Chung Yeung Festival||Oct 23, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Boxing Day||Dec 26, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Hong Kong in 2023.