Hong Kong is part of China, but as a special administrative region, it has its own holiday calendar. There are more holidays in Hong Kong in 2020 but they are shorter than the holidays in Mainland China. This is because Hong Kong observes traditional Chinese, Buddhist, and Christian holidays, which makes the number of holidays big.
The dates of many holidays change every year as they follow the traditional lunar calendar.
Please note that Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan have their own holidays.
Hong Kong government gazetted the following list of general holidays for 2020 for public information:
|The first day of January (New Year Day)||Wednesday 1 January 2020|
|Lunar New Year’s Day (Chinese New Year’s Day)||Saturday 25 January 2020|
|The third day of Lunar New Year||Monday 27 January 2020|
|The fourth day of Lunar New Year*||Tuesday 28 January 2020|
|Ching Ming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day)||Saturday 4 April 2020|
|Good Friday||Friday 10 April 2020|
|The day following Good Friday||Saturday 11 April 2020|
|Easter Monday||Monday 13 April 2020|
|Birthday of the Buddha||Thursday 30 April 2020|
|Labour Day||Friday 1 May 2020|
|Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)||Thursday 25 June 2020|
|Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day||Wednesday 1 July 2020|
|National Day of People’s Republic of China||Thursday 1 October 2020|
|The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival||Friday 2 October 2020|
|The day following Chung Yeung Festival*||Monday 26 October 2020|
|Christmas Day||Friday 25 December 2020|
|The first weekday after Christmas Day (Boxing Day)||Saturday 26 December 2020|
* A Government spokesman explained, “As the second day of Lunar New Year in 2020 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution. In addition, since Chung Yeung Festival in 2020 falls on a Sunday, the day following it is designated as a general holiday in substitution.”