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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 next 3 months


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

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Thursday August 11, 2022Ghost FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday September 11, 2022Late mid-Autumn festivalSecular holiday
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Monday September 12, 2022Late mid-Autumn festivalSecular holiday
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Thursday October 20, 2022Mega ShowTradeshows
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Wednesday December 21, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 2, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 3, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 21, 2023Chinese New Year (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday January 23, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday January 24, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday January 25, 2023Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday February 1, 2023Chinese New Year (end)School holidays
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Monday February 6, 2023Lantern FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday February 12, 2023Hong Kong MarathonSports events
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Ghost Festival

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Thursday August 11, 2022
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.

Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
School holidays :

Late mid-Autumn festival

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Sunday September 11, 2022
Secular holiday :

Late mid-Autumn festival

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Monday September 12, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mega Show

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Thursday October 20, 2022
Tradeshows : Gift show
www.mega-show.com lasts 4 days 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Christmas holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday December 21, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Secular holiday :

Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Monday January 2, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 3, 2023
School holidays : Www.edb.gov.hk
based on the guidelines published by the Ministry of Education - MAY VARY FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL
PISA ranking (average 493): 523 (among the 10 best WW)
school day duration: 7:30 hours
Schooling is mandatory till age 19
schools remain open on Saturday
Number of instructional days: 190
school uniforms required
QS Best Student Cities rating for Hong Kong: #12
The University of Hong Kong ranking: Times Higher Education #43/QS ranking #26/Shanghai #101

Dates confirmed (guidelined) till Aug 2023 -- but schools may modify these dates

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Chinese New Year (beginning)

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Saturday January 21, 2023
School holidays :

Chinese New Year

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Employers who require employees to work during the holiday must provide them with an alternative day off within 60 days of the holiday

Chinese New Year

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Monday January 23, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Employers who require employees to work during the holiday must provide them with an alternative day off within 60 days of the holiday

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday January 24, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Chinese New Year

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Wednesday January 25, 2023
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday

Chinese New Year (end)

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Wednesday February 1, 2023
School holidays : Holiday extended due to epidemics

Lantern Festival

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Monday February 6, 2023
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

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Sunday February 12, 2023
Sports events : Www.hkmarathon.com/
https://marathon.rotary3450.org/ 2022 edition confirmed

Valentine's Day

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
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