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The Chinese Year of the Rat or Mouse will be 2020.

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


See also Festivals 2019