Hours of Operation

Banks are open weekdays from 9 to 4:30 or 5 and Saturday from 9 to 1. Office hours are generally from 9 to 5 or 6, although working longer hours is common. Some offices are open from 9 to noon on Saturday. Lunch hour is usually 1 pm to 2 pm; don't be surprised if offices close during lunchtime. Museums and tourists attractions are usually open weekdays 9 to 6, a bit longer on weekends and public holidays. Most are closed one day a week, usually Monday or Tuesday. Pharmacies are generally open from 10 am until about 9 or 10 pm. Many 24-hour pharmacies are located in local hospitals.

Holidays

Public holidays in Hong Kong are: New Year's (January 1), Chinese New Year (three days in late January or early February), Ching Ming (April 4 or 5), Good Friday and Easter Monday (April), Labor Day (May 1), Buddha's Birthday (May), Dragon Boat Festival (late May or early June), Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (July 1), Mid-Autumn Festival (late September or early October), National Day (October 1), Chung Yeung (October), and Christmas and Boxing Day (December 25 and 26).

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