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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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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday January 28, 2022Chinese New Year (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday January 30, 2022Hong Kong MarathonSports events
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Monday January 31, 2022Winter salesSpecial Events
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday February 2, 2022Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday February 3, 2022Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday February 10, 2022Chinese New Year (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday February 15, 2022Lantern FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday March 25, 2022Art BaselTradeshows
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Friday April 1, 2022April Fools Daycards/flowers
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Tuesday April 5, 2022Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday April 14, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022Buddha's AnniversaryBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Friday June 3, 2022Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)Secular holiday
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Thursday June 9, 2022International Travel ExpoTradeshows
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday June 30, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Special Administration Region (SAR) DaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holiday (end)

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Monday January 3, 2022
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)
Schooling is mandatory till age 19
schools remain open on Saturday
Number of instructional days: 190
school uniforms required
The University of Hong Kong ranking: Times Higher Education #43/QS ranking #26/Shanghai #101

Dates confirmed (guidelined) till July 2022 -- 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 28, 2022
School holidays :

Hong Kong Marathon

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Sunday January 30, 2022
Sports events : Www.hkmarathon.com/
https://marathon.rotary3450.org/ 2022 edition confirmed

Winter sales

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Monday January 31, 2022
Special Events :

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
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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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Chinese New Year

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Thursday February 3, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday

Chinese New Year (end)

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Thursday February 10, 2022
School holidays : Holiday extended due to epidemics

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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

Lantern Festival

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Tuesday February 15, 2022
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.

Art Basel

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Friday March 25, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.artbasel.com/hong-kong/at-the-show 2022 edition confirmed

April Fools Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 14, 2022
School holidays :

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday April 25, 2022
School holidays :

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Buddha's Anniversary

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Monday May 9, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country. It is a

Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boats)

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Friday June 3, 2022
Secular holiday : 5th day of the 5th lunar month, honoring the patriotic poet Qu Yuan with colorful dragon boat races. Zogzi dumplings (sticky rice with seasoning wrapped in reed leaves).

International Travel Expo

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Thursday June 9, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://www.itehk.com/travelexpo/ 2022 edition confirmed

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday June 30, 2022
School holidays :

Special Administration Region (SAR) Day

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Friday July 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Marks the handover of HK's sovereignty from the UK to China on 1 July 1997. not a paid holiday