If you are planning for business travel to Hong Kong in 2005, 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 09 -- First Day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 10 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 11 -- Third day of Chinese New Year.
Mar 25 -- Good Friday.
Mar 26 -- Day After Good Friday
Mar 28 -- Monday After Easter
Apr 05 -- Clear and Bright or Ching Ming Festival.
May 02 -- Monday After International Labor Day.
May 16 -- Monday After Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 11 -- Dragon Boat Festival.
Jul 01 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
Sep 19 -- Monday after Mid-Autumn Festival.
Oct 01 -- National Day.
Oct 11 -- Double Nine or Chung Yeung Festival.
Dec 26 -- First week-day after Christmas.
Dec 27 -- Make Up Day Holiday for Christmas (because Dec 25 is a Sunday)
Officially, Saturday is not
a day off. Many companies, however,
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