The Chinese New Year 2020 Hong Kong will be the start of The Chinese Year of the Rat or Mouse. So 2020 might be good for Disneyland Hong Kong (the land of Micky Mouse), or alternatively, it might be good for all the rodents in the gutters!

Chinese festivals shift considerably this year due to there being a “leap month”, that is a duplicate of the 4th lunar month during 2020.

Hong Kong 2020 Festival Calendar
Festival celebrated in HK Date in 2020 Public Holiday Notes
The first day of January 1 Jan Y Wed

Chinese New Year of the Mouse 25 Jan Y Sat
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year also Che Kung’s Birthday 26 Jan Y* Sun
The third day of
the Lunar New Year
27 Jan Y Mon
The second weekday after  Chinese New Year 28 Jan Y Tue, compensated holiday for second day of CNY.
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 8 Feb N Sat – lanterns and quiz time!
Chinese Groundhog Day 5 Mar N Excited Insect solar segment
Ching Ming Festival 4 Apr Y Sat

Good Friday

10 Apr Y Easter holiday
The day following Good Friday 11 Apr Y
Easter Monday
13 Apr Y
Birthday of Tin Hau 15 Apr N Wed – 23rd day of 3rd lunar month
Labour Day 1 May Y Fri
Buddha’s Birthday and
Cheung Chau Bun Festival 
also Tam Kung’s
Y holiday for birthday of
Buddha – 8th day of 4th lunar month (there are 2 4th month this year!)
Tuen Ng / Dragon Boat Festival 25 Jun Y Thur – 5th day of 5th lunar month
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
1 July Y Wed
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon’s Birthday 13 Aug N Thur – 24th day of 6th lunar month

Seventh Goddess’ Day / Tsat-je
25 Aug N 7th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Ghosts Festival
/ Yue Lan
1 Sep N 14th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 1 Oct N Thur – celebrate in the evening
Day after Mid-Autumn FestivalMonkey King Festival 2 Oct Y Fri – a day off after the festival
for people to rest.- Monkey
King birthday:16th day of 8th lunar month
Confucius’ Birthday/Teacher’s Day 13 Oct N 27th day of 8th lunar month

Chinese National Day
1 Oct Y Thur

Chung Yeung Festival
25 Oct Y Sun – 9th day of 9th lunar month
Weekday after Chung Yueng 26 Oct Y Mon – because Chung Yeung falls on
Winter Solstice 21 Dec N Mon

Christmas Day
25 Dec Y Fri
Boxing Day 26 Dec Y Sat

Every employee in Hong Kong is entitled to a day-off away from work on the Public or “Statutory” Holidays.  That also includes Foreign Domestic Helpers who get the same holiday days as other workers in the SAR.  Public holidays wre previously known as “gazetted holidays”.

See also Festivals 2019 and Festivals 2021 if you are planning in advance!

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