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By The Loop HK Staff | November 9th, 2017

It’s almost the end of the year — which means it’s time to get a head start on holiday planning for 2018! Without further ado, here is a list of Hong Kong holidays for the year ahead. Unless you work on Saturdays, public holidays that fall on that day represent a lost cause to most Monday to Friday folk. In 2018, there will be a total of 17 public holidays, two of which fall on a Saturday. That’s at least one public holiday every month, except for August and November. Happy planning!


First day of New Year 1 January Monday
1st day Lunar New Year 16 February Friday
2nd day Lunar New Year 17 February Saturday
4th day Lunar New Year 19 February Monday
Good Friday 30 March Friday
The day after Good Friday 31 March Saturday
Easter Monday 2 April Monday
Ching Ming Festival 5 April Thursday
Labour Day 1 May Tuesday
Buddha’s Birthday 22 May Tuesday
Tuen Ng / Dragonboat Festival 18 June Monday
The day after HKSAR Establishment Day 2 July Monday
The day after Mid-Autumn Festival 25 September Tuesday
National Day 1 October Monday
Chung Yeung Festival 17 October Wednesday
Christmas Day 25 December Tuesday
Boxing Day 26 December Wednesday

Table taken from the GovHK Hong Kong holidays chart