If you are planning for business travel to Hong Kong in 2004, 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.
Jan 22 -- First Day of Chinese New Year.
Jan 23 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Jan 24 -- Third day of Chinese New Year.
Apr 05 -- Monday after Clear and Bright or Ching Ming Festival.
Apr 09 -- Good Friday.
Apr 10 -- Day after Good Friday.
Apr 12 -- Monday after Easter.
May 01 -- International Labor Day.
May 26 -- Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 22 -- Dragon Boat Festival.
Jul 01 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
Sep 29 -- Day after Mid-Autumn Festival.
Oct 01 -- National Day.
Oct 22 -- Double Nine or Chung Yeung Festival.
Dec 25 -- Christmas.
Dec 27 -- First week-day after Christmas.
Officially, Saturday is not
a day off. Many companies, however,
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