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Hong Kong public holidays 2024: How to maximise your annual leave

A guide on how to make the most of those extra days off

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung

In Hong Kong, we get to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful mix of Western and traditional Chinese public holidays every year (17 days, to be exact). With some clever planning – and a little help from us – you can take advantage of those days off by making the most of your annual leave. That's why we've put together this guide below to let you know when the public holidays are in Hong Kong and what days you should take off so you can maximise your well-deserved break like a pro. Have your passport ready at all times and start planning for your next getaway.

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Hong Kong public holidays in 2024

First day of January: January 1 (Monday)

Chinese New Year's Day: February 10 (Saturday)

Third day of Chinese New Year: February 12 (Monday)

Fourth day of Chinese New Year: February 13 (Tuesday)

Good Friday: March 29 (Friday)

The day following Good Friday: March 30 (Saturday)

Easter Monday: April 1 (Monday)

Ching Ming Festival (Tomb-sweeping Day): April 4 (Thursday)

Labour Day: May 1 (Wednesday)

The Birthday of Buddha: May 15 (Wednesday)

Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival): June 10 (Monday)

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

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival: September 18 (Wednesday)

National Day: October 1 (Tuesday)

Chung Yeung Festival: October 11 (Friday)

Christmas Day: December 25 (Wednesday)

The first weekday after Christmas Day: December 26 (Thursday)

Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year

Take three days off to get nine consecutive days of holiday from February 10 to 18, 2024.

Public holidays: February 10, 12, 13 

Days to take annual leave: February 14, 15, 16


Easter and Ching Ming Festival

Take three days off to get 10 consecutive days of holiday from March 29 to April 7, 2024.

Public holidays: March 29, 30, April 1, 4

Days to take annual leave: April 2, 3, 5

Labour Day

Take two days off to get five consecutive days of holiday from May 1 to 5, 2024.

Public holiday: May 1

Days to take annual leave: May 2, 3


The Birthday of Buddha

Take two days off to get five consecutive days of holiday from May 15 to 19, 2024.

Public holiday: May 15 

Days to take annual leave: May 16, 17

Mid-Autumn Festival

Take two days off to get five consecutive days of holiday from September 18 to 22, 2024.

Public holiday: September 18

Days to take annual leave: September 19, 20


National Day

Take one day off to get four consecutive days of holiday from September 28 to October 1, 2024.

Public holiday: October 1

Day to take annual leave: September 30


Take three days off to get nine consecutive days of holiday from December 21 to 29, 2024.

Public holidays: December 25, 26

Days to take annual leave: December 23, 24, 27

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