China enjoys a certain number of days off and festivals every year. During these days, most of the factories and offices are closed. So we propose you this calendar listing the major events in Hong-Kong and Mainland China for 2012, to be sure that you will be up-to-date and able to plan ahead for potential production delays.


  • New Year Days : From the 1st to the 3rd of January.
  • Chinese New Year : From the 22nd to the 28th of January.
  • Qingming Festival : From the 2nd to the 4th of April.
  • May Day : From the 29th of April to the 1st of May.
  • Dragon Boat Festival :From the 22nd to the 24th of June.
  • Mid-Autumn Day : The 30th of September.
  • National Day : From the 1st to the 7th of October.


  • New Year Day : The 2nd of January
  • Lunar New Year : From the 23nd to the 25th of January.
  • Ching Ming Festival : The 4th of April.
  • Good Friday/Easter Monday : From the 6th to the 9th of April.
  • The Birthday of the Buddha : The 28th of April.
  • Labour Day : The 1st of May.
  • Tuen Ng Festival : The 23rd of June.
  • Monday following Hong Kong S.A.R Establishment Day : The 2nd of July.
  • Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : The 30th of September.
  • National Day : From the 1st to the 2nd of October.
  • Chung Yeung Festival : The 23rd of October.
  • Christmas : From the 25th to the 26th of December.

Now you know exactly what are the main events in China/Hong-Kong so you can book your business travel safely. If you have any questions, do not hesitate in visiting one of the China Government or GovHK websites.