Hong Kong's School, Public Holidays

Here's a look at the international school and public holidays that you can expect in 2023. Some of the dates may vary according to your school's own calendar, so make sure you check with the school before booking any flights!
Hong Kong's School, Public Holidays
By Carli Allan
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Here’s a schedule of international school holidays as well as public holidays in 2023. Do bear in mind that some of the school holidays may differ.

These are the dates however that you can pencil in your diaries so you can start planning your mini-breaks and long summer holidays from... now!

2023 Hong Kong's public holidays

2 January

New Year

23-25 January

Lunar New Year

5 April

Good Friday

10 April

Easter Monday

1 May

Labour Day

22 June

Dragon Boat Tuen Ng Festival

1 July

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

2 October

National Day

23 October

Chung Yeung Festival

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

The first weekday after Christmas Day

2022-23 term dates for British/US/European primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong

In general, international schools in Hong Kong follow a late August/early September to June/early July calendar and are required to provide 190 days of schooling. Within this, schools are permitted to timetable 90 days of holiday, and a further six days (split between staff development and other days) when children are not required to attend.

A typical school calendar will, therefore, incorporate the public holidays and will be constructed to allow a one week mid-term break in Term 1 and a three-week break at Christmas, a 10 day mid-term break in Term 2 (to include Lunar New Year’s Eve) and a two week break at Easter, prior to the year end in June/early July. Schools generally resume the new academic year towards the third or fourth week of August.

Parents will need to confirm with their child's school in order to be sure of their holiday dates. These are generally available on-line, once the official calendar has been published by the Government.

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