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Office goers can look forward to an extended CNY holiday and a long Christmas in the coming year.

As the world gradually gets back to normal, whether you want an exotic vacation or a relaxing getaway locally, it’s always good to have your plan ready ahead of time.

The Hong Kong government has announced the dates of 17 general holidays for 2023. Though there are three holidays that fall on a Saturday, that won't hinder employees from enjoying EIGHT long weekends in 2023.

The full set of public holidays for 2023 in Hong Kong are as follows:

The day following the first day of January 2 January 2023 (Monday)
The second day of Lunar New Year 23 January 2023 (Monday)
The third day of Lunar New Year 24 January 2023 (Tuesday)
The fourth day of Lunar New Year 25 January 2023 (Wednesday)
Ching Ming Festival 5 April 2023 (Wednesday)
Good Friday 7 April 2023 (Friday)
The day following Good Friday 8 April 2023 (Saturday)
Easter Monday 10 April 2023 (Monday)
Labour Day 1 May 2023 (Monday)
The Birthday of the Buddha 26 May 2023 (Friday)
Tuen Ng Festival 22 June 2023 (Thursday)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July 2023 (Saturday)
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 30 September 2023 (Saturday)
The day following National Day 2 October 2023 (Monday)
Chung Yeung Festival 23 October 2023 (Monday)
Christmas Day 25 December 2023 (Monday)
The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December 2023 (Tuesday)

As such, these are Hong Kong's eight long weekends in 2023:

  • New Year's Day (three days)
    • 31 December 2022 (Saturday) to 2 January 2023 (Monday) 
  • Lunar New Year (five days)
    • 21 January 2023 (Saturday) to 25 January 2023 (Wednesday)  
  • Ching Ming Festival & Easter (six days)
    • You might take leave on 6 April 2023 (Thursday) to have a week off
    • 5 April 2023 (Wednesday) to 10 April 2023 (Monday) 
  • Labour Day (three days)
    • 29 April 2023 (Saturday) to 1 May 2023 (Monday) 
  • The Birthday of the Buddha (three days)
    • 26 May 2023 (Friday) to 28 May 2023 (Sunday) 
  • Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day (three days)
    • 30 September 2023 (Saturday) to 2 October 2023 (Monday) 
  • Chung Yeung Festival (three days)
    • 21 October 2023 (Saturday) to 23 October 2023 (Monday) 
  • Christmas (four days)
    • 23 December 2023 (Saturday) to 26 December 2023 (Tuesday) 

Note from the government:

  • As the first day of January and National Day in 2023 both fall on a Sunday, the day following them will be designated as a general holiday in substitution. 
  • As Lunar New Year's Day in 2023 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a general holiday in substitution.

ALSO READ: Hong Kong Legco approves increase in statutory holidays to 17 days by 2030


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