Many places of businesses tend to be closed on public holidays, especially around Chinese New Year, so take a look at our month by month breakdown for below. New Year's Day As is the case most places around the world, January 1 is a public holiday and will fall on the Monday in In , it will begin on February 5 and runs until the February 19 - lasting two weeks. The upcoming year will be the Year of the Pig.
Holidays and Observances in Hong Kong in 2019
What's on in Hong Kong? Guide to Hong Kong Public Holidays | Hong Kong Pass
Public transport in Hong Kong is excellent. There are bus routes covering most of the island, frequent ferries between the islands making up the region The Star Ferry connecting Kowloon to Hong Kong island is a 'must see' , trains into mainland China and the superb MTR underground railway. If you are staying in Hong Kong for a few days, and you intend to use the MTR or other public vehicles as your primary mode of transportation, consider getting an "Octopus" card. It is ultra convenient, and saves you the trouble of carrying lots of coins around. There are various types of Octopus cards available, while Sold Tourist Octopus may be the best choice for tourists as it provides great convenience to you on both transportation and retail purchases during your stay in Hong Kong. You do not have to pay any deposit and you can top up the Octopus at at any MTR station, convenience stores etc , supermarkets, etc. Hong Kong Octopus Card.
Hong Kong Public Libraries
Public holidays and statutory holidays in Hong Kong are holidays designated by the Government of Hong Kong. They allow workers rest from work, usually in conjunction with special occasions. Under the administration of the United Kingdom prior to , the Queen's Birthday was a public holiday observed in the second Monday of June.
The network of libraries are interconnected by a digitalised library management system , one of the largest bilingual systems in the world, offering both Chinese and English capabilities. The first modern library opened in at the new City Hall , which was also the central library for many years before the opening of the Central Library. Over ten thousand library cards were issued in the first month of service, and borrowers were limited to only one book at a time.