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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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April Fools Day**Monday April 1, 2019cards/flowers 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)*Thursday April 5, 2018Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Labour DayTuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Hofex Asia*Tuesday May 8, 2018Tradeshows 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday May 18, 2018School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday May 21, 2018School holidays 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Tuesday May 22, 2018Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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VinexpoTuesday May 29, 2018Tradeshows 
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summer holiday (beginning)Saturday June 9, 2018School holidays 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)*Monday June 18, 2018Secular holiday 
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Special Administration Region (SAR) Day**Sunday July 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Special Administration Region (SAR) Day**Monday July 2, 2018Secular holiday 
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Hong Kong Arts Festival*Thursday July 12, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 13, 2018School holidays 
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Chinese Valentine's day*Friday August 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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Ghost Festival*Saturday August 25, 2018Culture 
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Late mid-Autumn festivalTuesday September 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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National Day**Monday October 1, 2018National Day 
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Chung Yeung Festival**Wednesday October 17, 2018Secular holiday 
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Mega Show*Saturday October 20, 2018Tradeshows 
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April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

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.

Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

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.

Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival) -
Thursday April 5, 2018

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

Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday :

Hofex Asia -
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days We carry the 2018 confirmed calendar
Contact to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW tradeshows.

Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

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

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 18, 2018

School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday May 21, 2018

School holidays :

Buddha's Anniversary -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

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

Vinexpo -
Tuesday May 29, 2018

Tradeshows :

Summer holiday (beginning) -
Saturday June 9, 2018

School holidays :

Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

cards/flowers :

Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats) -
Monday June 18, 2018

Secular holiday : 5th day of the 5th lunar month, honoring the patriotic poet Qu Yuan with colorful dragon boat races. Zogzi dumplings (sticky rice with seasoning wrapped in reed leaves).

Special Administration Region (SAR) Day -
Sunday July 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Marks the handover of HK's sovereignty from the UK to China on 1 July 1997. not a paid holiday

Special Administration Region (SAR) Day -
Monday July 2, 2018

Secular holiday : Marks the handover of HK's sovereignty from the UK to China on 1 July 1997. not a paid holiday

Hong Kong Arts Festival -
Thursday July 12, 2018

Culture : Music, danse, opera, theater - lasts one week - 2018 edition confirmed

Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 13, 2018

School holidays :

Chinese Valentine's day -
Friday August 17, 2018

cards/flowers : It was said that the Goddess of Heaven, out of pity, decided to let them unite once on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month as she was touched by their love for each other. In some versions it is the Emperor of Heaven, the cowherd's father, or the cowherd's mother who has the role of separating the lovers for them to focus on their work instead of romance. The star Deneb is a fairy who acts as a chaperone when the lovers meet on the magpie bridge. Rather than once a year, there is a version where the lovers were permitted to reunite once a month. There is a belief that sometime during the night of Qixi, the two stars Altair and Vega will actually unite on the same side of the Milky Way. Similar stories are told throughout Asia: in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Laos and Indonesia. In South-east Asia the stories were known as Sudhana Jataka, believed to be one of the stories of the past lives of the Buddha, or the jataka [Wikipedia]

Ghost Festival -
Saturday August 25, 2018

Culture : Hungry Ghost Festival (中元節 / 中元节) falls in the middle of the Ghost Month, supposed to be a bad time for business. Spirits being in high gear, thet are treated with a sumptuous feast, to please them and to bring luck to the family.

Late mid-Autumn festival -
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Secular holiday :

National Day -
Monday October 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Conmemoration of the foundation of the Chinese Popular Republic in 1949. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Chung Yeung Festival -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

Secular holiday : Families gather in front of their ancestors' graves and tidy them. They burn paper money, for use by the deceased person. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mega Show -
Saturday October 20, 2018

Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days gift show 2018 edition confirmed
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