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.

Individuals with Nonimmigrant Visa appointments and individuals with Immigrant Visa appointments will be notified by email and invited to login to their accounts in order to cancel and reschedule the appointment online.

Consulate General Dates of Closure

 The following list includes all official holidays (both U.S. and Hong Kong) for 2020.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2020
Date Day Holiday Country

January 1, 2020

Wednesday New Year's Day A/L
January 20, 2020 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday A

January 27, 2020

Monday

Third day of the Lunar New Year

L

January 28, 2020 Tuesday

Fourth day of the Lunar New Year

L
February 17, 2020 Monday President's Day A
April 10, 2020 Friday Good Friday L
April 13, 2020 Monday Easter Monday L
April 30, 2020 Thursday

Birthday of the Buddha

L
May 1, 2020 Friday Labor Day

L

May 25, 2020 Monday Memorial Day A
June 25, 2020 Thursday Tuen Ng Festival  L
July 1, 2020 Wednesday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

L
July 3, 2020 Friday Independence Day A
September 7, 2020 Monday Labor Day A
October 1, 2020 Thursday National Day L
October 2, 2020 Friday

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

L
October 12, 2020 Monday Columbus Day A
October 26, 2020 Monday

The day following Chung Yeung Festival

L
November 11, 2020 Wednesday

Veterans Day

A
November 26, 2020 Thursday Thanksgiving Day A
December 25, 2020 Friday Christmas Day A/L

A – American Holiday
L – Local Holiday

Note: Four local holidays falling on Saturday are not included in the 2020 holiday schedule (Lunar New Year’s Day, January 24, Ching Ming Festival, April 4, The day following Good Friday, April 11, and the day following Christmas Day, December 26).

The following list includes all official holidays (both U.S. and Hong Kong) for 2021.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2021
Date Day Holiday Country

January 1, 2021

Friday New Year's Day A/L
January 18, 2021 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday A

February 12, 2021

Friday

Lunar New Year's Day

L

February 15, 2021 Monday

President's Day/ Fourth Day of the Lunar New Year

A/L
April 2, 2021 Friday Good Friday L
April 5, 2021 Monday The day following Ching Ming Festival L
April 6, 2021 (Observed Monday April 5) Tuesday

The day following Easter Monday

L
May 19, 2021 Wednesday Buddha's Birthday

L

May 31, 2021 Monday Memorial Day A
June 14, 2021 Monday Tuen Ng Festival  L
July 1, 2021 Thursday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

L

July 5, 2021
(Observed Sunday, July 4)

Monday Independence Day A
September 6, 2020 Monday Labor Day A
September 22, 2021 Wednesday The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival L
October 1, 2021 Friday

National Day

L
October 11, 2021 Monday Columbus Day A
October 14, 2021 Thursday

Chung Yeung Festival

L
November 11, 2021 Thursday

Veterans Day

A
November 25, 2021 Thursday Thanksgiving Day A
December 24, 2021 Friday Christmas Day (Observed Saturday, December 25) A/L
December 27, 2021 Monday The First Weekday after Christmas Day L

A – American Holiday
L – Local Holiday

Notes:  Four local holidays falling on Saturday are not included in the 2021 holiday schedule: Second day of the Lunar New Year, February 13, The day following Good Friday, Apr 3, Labor Day, May 1, Christmas Day, December 25.