Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day 2013
The Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) is also known as the Hong Kong Establishment Day. It is a public holiday and an important part of the People’s Republic of China. Since Hong Kong has the status of being a Special Administrative Region of China, they have their own public holidays that are regulated by a General Holidays Ordinance.
The Hong Kong Public holidays 2013 calendar has been released by the Hongkong government as of April 2012 and according to the list shown on the Hong Kong government website, there will be 17 public holidays for 2013. The accuracy of this list however, cannot be guaranteed and you should check back often for updates to the calendar regarding information about any holiday you wish to attend.
When is Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Establishment Day 2013?
Hong Kong SAR Day 2013 will falls on Monday - July 1, 2013.
The History of Hong Kong SAR Day
British had taken over Hong Kong’s territories from China in 18 centuries through three separate treaties in 1842, 1860, and 1989. However then British handed over Hongkong back to China through handover ceremony at night of June 30, 1997 to July 1, 1997 morning.
The government of HongKong then decided 1 July as a public holiday in addition to the current holidays regulated in the Holidays Ordinance of Hong Kong. This public holiday marks the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China with “one country, two systems” principle.
Celebration of Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day 2013
A big fireworks display is usually arranged in Victoria Harbor during Hongkong SAR Establishment Day,. Many people take part in an official flag-raising ceremony displaying the symbol of Hongkong and People’s Republic of China. Traditional arts such as drumming and dragon dance performance also enliven the atmosphere of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
Happy Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day 2013!