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2018 Hong Kong Public Holidays Calendar

General & Statutory Holidays

  • January 1 – The first day of January
  • February 16 – Lunar New Year’s Day
  • February 17 – The second day of Lunar New Year
  • February 19 – The fourth day of Lunar New Year
  • March 30 – Good Friday
  • March 31 – The day following Good Friday
  • April 2 – Easter Monday
  • April 5 – Ching Ming Festival
  • May 1 – Labour Day
  • May 22 – The Birthday of the Buddha
  • June 18 – Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
  • July 2 – The day following Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • September 25 – The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
  • October 1 – National Day
  • October 17 – Chung Yeung Festival
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – The first weekday after Christmas Day

Note: As the third day of Lunar New Year in 2018 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution. In addition, since the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day in 2018 falls on a Sunday, the day following it is designated as a general holiday in substitution.


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Cultural Celebrations Around the World

(Ψ International days recognised by the UN)

January

January 25 – Burn’s Night (Scotland)
January 26 – Australia Day (Australia)

February

February 11 – National Day (Japan)
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
February 16 – Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival
February 17 – Birthday of Che Kung
February 23 – Hong Kong Arts Festival

March

March 1 St. David’s Day (Wales)
March 2 – Spring Lantern Festival
March 3 World Wildlife Day Ψ
March 8 – International Women’s Day Ψ
March 11 – Mother’s Day (UK)
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
March 20 International Day of Happiness Ψ

April

April 1 April Fools Day
April 7 World Health Day Ψ
April 22 International Mother Earth Day Ψ
April 23 – World Book Day
April 25 – Anzac Day
April 30 – International Jazz Day Ψ

May

May 8 – World Red Cross Day
May 8 – Birthday of Tin hau
May 13 – Mother’s Day (HK)
May 15 – International Day of Families Ψ
May 19 to 23 – Cheung Chau Bun Festival
May 22 – Birthday of Tam Kung
May 31 – World No-Tobacco Day Ψ

June

June 1 Global Day of Parents Ψ
June 5 World Environment Day Ψ
June 8 World Oceans Day Ψ
June 17 – Father’s Day
June 21 International Day of Yoga Ψ

July

July 1 – Canada Day (Canada)
July 4 – Independence Day (US)
July 14 – Bastille Day (France)
Ju.y 30 – International Day of Friendship Ψ

August

August 3 – International Beer Day
August 5 – Birthday of Kwan Tai
August 12 International Youth Day Ψ
August 17 – Seven Sisters Festival (HK and China)
August 19 World Humanitarian Day Ψ
August 25 – Hungry Ghost Festival

September

September 3 – National Labor Day (US)
September 5 International Day of Charity Ψ
September 21 International Day of Peace
September 27 World Tourism Day Ψ

October

October 1 World Vegetarian Day / National Day (HK and China)
October 6 – Birthday of Confucius
October 8 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
October 16World Food Day Ψ
October 22 – Labour Day (New Zealand)
October 31 Halloween

November

November 11 Remembrance Day
November 20 International Children’s Day Ψ
November 22 – Thanksgiving Day (US)
November 23 – Black Friday (US)
November 30St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

December

December 10 Human Rights Day Ψ
December 22 – Winter Solstice Festival
December 25Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 31 New Years Eve

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