If you are planning for business travel to Hong Kong in 2007, 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 17 -- Make-up day holiday ** (Chinese New Year's Day Feb 18 is a Sunday)
Feb 19 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 20 -- Third day of Chinese New Year.
Apr 05 -- Clear and Bright or Ching Ming Festival.
Apr 06 -- Good Friday.
Apr 07 -- Day After Good Friday **
Apr 09 -- Easter Monday.
May 01 -- International Labor Day.
May 24 -- Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 19 -- Dragon Boat Festival.
Jul 02 -- Day After Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
Sep 26 -- Day After Mid-Autumn Festival.
Oct 01 -- National Day.
Oct 19 -- Double Nine or Chung Yeung Festival.
Dec 25 -- Christmas Day.
Dec 26 -- Day After Christmas (Boxing Day).
** Officially, Saturday
is not a day off. Many companies, however,
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