National Day of Hong Kong

national dayThe National Day of Hong Kong is on the 1 July (Transfer of sovereignty to the PRC 1997) 1 October (National Day of the People’s Republic of China).

National Day of Hong Kong

The National Day of Hong Kong has a very strange name. Its called the “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day”. This is celebrated annually in the 1st July. This marks the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China in 1997.

Overall, the National Day of Hong Kong is a significant day for the people of Hong Kong, representing both their history and their aspirations for the future. See also the National Day of China as well as the National Day of Macau.

Public Holidays in Hong Kong

Here are the public holidays in Hong Kong

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • The first day of Chinese New Year – January 23
  • The second day of Chinese New Year – January 24
  • The third day of Chinese New Year – January 25
  • Ching Ming Festival – April 5
  • Good Friday – April 14
  • The day following Good Friday – April 15
  • Easter Monday – April 17
  • Labour Day – May 1
  • Buddha’s Birthday – May 12
  • Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) – June 2
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day – July 1
  • The day following Mid-Autumn Festival – September 25
  • National Day of the People’s Republic of China – October 1
  • Chung Yeung Festival – October 10
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • The first weekday after Christmas Day – December 26
See also  National Day of Australia

Note that if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day (Monday) is usually designated as a public holiday.

 

 

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