Holidays and Closures

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Overview

The Consulate General observes both U.S. and Hong Kong holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Hong Kong holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Arrangements in case of Typhoon 8 and Black Rain signal notification by Hong Kong Government

There will be no appointments the day(s) for which the Hong Kong Government issues a Typhoon No.8 or Black Rain Signal.

You will be notified by email and invited to login to your account in order to cancel and reschedule your appointment online.

Consulate General Dates of Closure

The following list includes all official holidays (both U.S. and Hong Kong) for 2018.  Please noted that A - American Holiday /L - Local Holiday

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2018
Date Day Holiday Country

January 1

Monday New Year's Day A/L
January 15 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday A

February 16

Friday First day of the Lunar New Year

L

February 19 Monday President's Day/Fourth day of the Lunar New Year A/L
March 30 Friday Good Friday L
April 2 Monday Easter Monday L
April 5 Thursday Ching Ming Festival L
May 1 Tuesday Labour Day L
May 28 Monday Memorial Day

A

June 18 Monday Tuen Ng Festival L
July 2 Monday The day following Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (observed Sunday, July 1) Establishment Day L
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day L
September 3 Monday Labor Day A
September 25 Tuesday The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival L
October 1 Monday National Day L
October 8  Monday Columbus Day A
October 17 Wednesday Chung Yeung Festival  L
November 12 Monday Veterans Day (observed Sunday, November 11) A
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Day A
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day A/L
December 26 Wednesday First Week-Day after Christmas Day L

Notes:  Two local holidays falling on Saturday are not included in the 2018 holiday schedule (The second day of Lunar New Year, February 17 and The day following Good Friday, March 31).  One local holiday was eliminated (The Buddha’s Birthday, May 22).

The following list includes all official holidays (both U.S. and Hong Kong) for 2019.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2019
Date Day Holiday Country

January 1, 2019

Tuesday New Year's Day A/L
January 21, 2019 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday A

February 5, 2019

Tuesday First day of the Lunar New Year

L

February 6, 2019 Wednesday Second day of the Lunar New Year L
February 7, 2019 Thursday Third day of the Lunar New Year L
February 18, 2019 Monday President's Day A
April 5, 2019 Friday Ching Ming Festival L
April 19, 2019 Friday Good Friday L
April 22, 2019 Monday Easter Monday

L

May 27, 2019 Monday Memorial Day A
June 7, 2019 Friday Tuen Ng Festival  L
July 1, 2019 Monday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

L
July 4, 2019 Thursday Independence Day A
September 2, 2019 Monday Labor Day A
October 1, 2019 Tuesday National Day L
October 7, 2019 Monday Chung Yeung Festival  L
October 14, 2019 Monday Columbus Day A
November 11, 2019 Monday Veterans Day  A
November 28, 2019 Thursday Thanksgiving Day A
December 25, 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day A/L
December 26, 2019 Thursday First Week-Day after Christmas Day L

A – American Holiday
L – Local Holiday

Notes: Two local holidays falling on Saturday are not included in the 2019 holiday schedule (The day following Good Friday, April 20, 2019, and the day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, September 14, 2019). Two local holidays are also not included (Labor Day, May 1, and the day following the Birthday of Buddha, May 13).