Holidays in Hong Kong 2024

There are 17 public holidays in Hong Kong, two of which fall on weekends in 2024.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2024, 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 February 11, 2024, and the holiday lasts three days.

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, March 29, 2024.

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 March 30, 2024.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 1, 2024.

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 4, 2024.

Labour Day
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2024, 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 15, 2024.

Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival, observed on June 10, 2024, 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, 2024, 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 19, 2024.

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, 2024.

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 11, 2024.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2024, 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, 2024.

The following is the list of public holidays in Hong Kong 2024.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese New YearFeb 11, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 12, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 13, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Chinese New Year HolidayFeb 14, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Good FridayMar 29, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Holy SaturdayMar 30, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Qingming FestivalApr 04, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Labour DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Buddha's BirthdayMay 15, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Dragon Boat FestivalJun 10, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region
Establishment Day
Jul 01, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Day after Mid-
Autumn Festival
Sep 19, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
National DayOct 01, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
Chung Yeung FestivalOct 11, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Boxing DayDec 26, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Hong Kong in 2024.

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