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Buddha's Birthday in Hong Kong

Is Buddha's Birthday a Public Holiday?

Buddha's Birthday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2022, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Buddha's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017WedMay 3Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2018TueMay 22Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2019SunMay 12Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2020ThuApr 30Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2021WedMay 19Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2022SunMay 8Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2023FriMay 26Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2024WedMay 15Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2025MonMay 5Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2026SunMay 24Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday
2027ThuMay 13Buddha's BirthdayNational holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.