Kong Public Holidays 2008 (Source: Hong Kong
If you are planning for business travel to Hong Kong in 2008, you
be aware of
the Hong Kong Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Hong Kong returned to China in 1997,
it is allowed to keep its traditional public holidays in the
British days. In
a bunch of Chinese National Holidays were introduced. Hong
Kong thus gets a double dose of Public
Jan 01 -- New
Feb 07 -- First day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 08 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 09 -- Third day of Chinese New Year **
Mar 21 -- Good Friday.
Mar 22 -- Day after Good Friday **
Mar 24 -- Easter Monday.
Apr 04 -- Ching Ming or Clear & Bright Festival
May 01 -- International Labor Day.
May 12 -- Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 09 -- Day After Dragon Boat Festival.
Jul 01 -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Sep 15 -- Day After Mid-Autumn Festival.
Oct 01 -- National Day.
Oct 07 -- Double Nine or Chung Yeung Festival.
Dec 25 -- Christmas Day.
Dec 26 -- Day After Christmas (Boxing Day).
Saturday is not a day off. Many companies, however,
give their employees the whole day or
half a day off.
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