Hours of Operation

Banks are open weekdays from 9 to 4:30 and Saturday from 9 to 12:30. 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 1 pm to 2 pm; don't be surprised if offices close during lunchtime. Museums and sights are usually open six days a week from 9 to 5. Each site picks a different day, usually a Monday or Tuesday, to close. Pharmacies are generally open from about 10 am until about 9 or 10 pm. For 24-hour pharmacies, go to Pamela Youde, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Tuen Mun, or United Christian Hospital.


Public holidays in Hong Kong are: New Year's (January 1), Chinese New Year (three days in late January/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/early June), Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day (July 1), Mid-Autumn Festival (late September/early October), National Day (October 1), Chung Yeung (October), and Christmas and Boxing Day (December 25 and 26).