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What's Open And Closed In Hong Kong Over Chinese New Year 2020

In Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies, a red envelope  is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, graduation or the birth of a baby.
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By Pearl Yan
By Pearl Yan
January 07, 2020
Here’s all you need to know about the opening hours of Hong Kong stores during the most important Chinese holiday

Chinese New Year is the biggest festival on the traditional Chinese calendar, and is often regarded as an occasion for family reunions. Most importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year (falling on January 25 this year) is a time for family visits, when younger members of the family receive red packets from married couples and the elders as a form of blessings. On this day, most stores in Hong Kong—even the ones that are open on other public holidays—are closed or open with modified hours. 

Whether you find yourself running low on festive treats when your friends and relatives pay a visit, or needing to escape from the family for a while with a cup of coffee, we’ve done the legwork to help you find out which stores are open and closed over Chinese New Year 2020. 

While you’re at it, check out these Chinese New Year menus offered at our favourite Chinese restaurants that are certainly open during the holiday.

The main crossing in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)
The main crossing in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Photo: Getty Images)

What stores are open over Chinese New Year's Day 2020 (January 25)?

SOGO Chinese New Year's Eve hours: The department store will be open from 1pm to 10:30pm.  

City'super Chinese New Year's Eve hours: Stores will be open from 12pm to 9pm. 

Great Food Hall at Pacific Place: The supermarket will be open from 12pm to 8pm.

Marks & Spencer: Most locations will be open with modified hours, so check with your local Marks & Spencer.

See also: Lai See Etiquette: The Dos And Don'ts

What stores are closed on Chinese New Year's Day 2020?

Oliver's the Delicatessen at Landmark Prince’s: The delicatessen is closed for the holiday and will resume service on January 26. 

Gateway Supermarket: The supermarket is closed from January 25-27 and will resume service on January 28.  

Will banks be open over Chinese New Year 2020?

According to The Hong Kong Association of Banks, all banks will be closed on January 25-28.

Will the post office be open over Chinese New Year 2020?

Hong Kong post offices are closed on Chinese New Year’s Day and will resume service on January 26, 2020. Fedex stores have modified Chinese New Year’s Day hours and are closed on Sunday. 

Photo: Courtesy of Fineprint
Photo: Courtesy of Fineprint

Which coffee shops are open over Chinese New Year 2020?

NOC Coffee Co.: All stores will be open over Chinese New Year from 8am to 6pm (except BA Tower shop) 

Fineprint: All Fineprint shops are closed on Chinese New Year's Eve. 

Starbucks: All locations have normal hours over Chinese New Year. 

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