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Hong Kong : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Banks are open on Saturday, except after Good Friday
Internet extension: .hk - Telephone code: +852 - International dialing code: 001 - GMT offset: +8 (DST: yes)
Currency: Dollar (HKD) ... Convert here!
Week-end: Saturday afternoon & Sunday




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Lantern Festival*Saturday February 8, 2020Culture 
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Hong Kong Marathon*Sunday February 9, 2020Sports events 
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Marathon CANCELLED*Sunday February 9, 2020Sports events 
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Chinese New Year (end)*Monday March 2, 2020School holidays 
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Groundhog Day*Friday March 6, 2020Culture 
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April Fools Day**Wednesday April 1, 2020cards/flowers 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday April 3, 2020School holidays 
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Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)*Saturday April 4, 2020Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Good Friday*Friday April 10, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday April 11, 2020Catholic 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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mid-term holiday (end)Tuesday April 14, 2020School holidays 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Thursday April 30, 2020Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Labour DayFriday May 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 10, 2020cards/flowers 
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Hofex Asia**Monday May 18, 2020Tradeshows 
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Lantern Festival -
Saturday February 8, 2020

Culture : Called Chap Go Meh, Yuan Xiao Jie, Yuen Siu or Shangyuan. First full moon after the Chinese New Year - also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.


Hong Kong Marathon -
Sunday February 9, 2020

Sports events : Www.hkmarathon.com/ 2020 edition confirmed


Marathon CANCELLED -
Sunday February 9, 2020

Sports events : Due to Corona epidemics


Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Chinese New Year (end) -
Monday March 2, 2020

School holidays : Holiday extended due to epidemics


Groundhog Day -
Friday March 6, 2020

Culture : Chinese Ground Hog Day, Chinese Insects Awake Day or Excited Insects Day is one of the 24 Chinese solar divisions. Hibernated animals should come back and rejoice the arrival of Spring and it marks the beginning of new life. This includes creepy crawly insects and bugs which most people would rather squash when they see one. And somehow this turns into beating up paper tigers that symbolizing your enemies or what we called petti people such that you will be free of trouble or misfortune. http://www.hkfastfacts.com


April Fools Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday April 3, 2020

School holidays :


Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival) -
Saturday April 4, 2020

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business.


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 11, 2020

Catholic : Paid holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

School holidays :


Buddha's Anniversary -
Thursday April 30, 2020

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country. It is a


Labour Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

Secular holiday :


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 10, 2020

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Hofex Asia -
Monday May 18, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.hofex.com/ lasts 4 days 2020 edition confirmed