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linkHong Kong : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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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    Wednesday october 23, 2024Mega ShowTradeshows
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Thursday december 26, 2024Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 1, 2025New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday january 6, 2025Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday january 24, 2025Chinese New Year (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday january 29, 2025Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Thursday january 30, 2025Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Friday january 31, 2025Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Mega Show

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    Wednesday october 23, 2024
    Tradeshows : Gift show
    www.mega-show.com lasts 4 days 2024 edition confirmed

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    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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    Thursday december 26, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    New Year's Day

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    Wednesday january 1, 2025
    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

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday january 6, 2025
    School holidays : Www.edb.gov.hk
    based on the guidelines published by the Ministry of Education - MAY VARY FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL
    2022 PISA ranking: #6 with a 520 score
    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
    2022 PISA ranking: 520 (among 10 best)
    The University of Hong Kong ranking: Times Higher Education #43/QS ranking #26/Shanghai (2023) #88

    We carry confirmed dates (guidelined) till Aug 2025 -- 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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    Friday january 24, 2025
    School holidays :

    Chinese New Year

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    Wednesday january 29, 2025
    Secular holiday : 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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    Thursday january 30, 2025
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Chinese New Year

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    Friday january 31, 2025
    Secular holiday : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday