If you are planning for business travel to Hong Kong in 2002, you should
be aware of the Hong Kong Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese) Hong Kong returned to China in 1997,
but it is allowed to keep its traditional public holidays in the British days. In
addition, a bunch of Chinese National Holidays were introduced. Hong
Kong thus gets a double dose of Public Holidays.
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day
Feb 12 -- First Day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 13 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 14 -- Third day of Chinese New Year.
Mar 29 -- Good Friday.
Mar 30 -- Day after Good Friday.
Apr 01 -- Monday after Easter.
Apr 05 -- Ching Ming or Clear & Bright Festival.
May 01 -- International Labor Day.
May 20 -- Monday after Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 15 -- Dragon Boat Festival.
Jul 01 -- Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day.
Sep 21 -- Mid-Autumn Festival
Oct 01 -- National Day.
Oct 14 -- Double Nine or Chung Yeung Festival.
Dec 25 -- Christmas.
Dec 26 -- First week-day after Christmas.
Officially, Saturday is not
a day off. Many companies, however,
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