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Public Holidays in Hong Kong: planning your annual leave in 2019

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Act fast and put in your holiday requests in as Hong Kong’s 2019 public holiday calendar has officially been released!

According to the government, Hong Kongers will enjoy 17 public holidays next year, six of which fall as part of a long weekend (dates highlighted in purple).

Make the most out of the Lunar New Year holidays on February 5 to 7 by taking two days of annual leave. That way, you can enjoy nine days off beginning February 2 to 10.

Here’s next year’s list of holidays and long weekends for 2019:


January 1 (Tuesday): New Year’s Day


February 5 (Tuesday): Lunar New Year’s Day

February 6 (Wednesday): The second day of Lunar New Year

February 7 (Thursday): The third day of Lunar New Year


April 5 (Friday): Ching Ming Festival

April 19 (Friday): Good Friday

April 20 (Saturday): The day following Good Friday

April 22 (Monday) Easter Monday


May 1 (Wednesday): Labour Day

May 13 (Monday): The day following the Birthday of the Buddha


June 7 (Friday): Tuen Ng Festival


July 1 (Monday): Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day


September 14 (Saturday): The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival


October 1 (Tuesday): National Day

October 7 (Monday): Chung Yeung Festival


December 25 (Wednesday): Christmas Day

December 26 (Thursday): Boxing Day

Click here to read holiday destinations within three hours of Hong Kong.

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Image: Marco Verch

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