Embassy Holidays


The Embassy will require your passport for up to one week each in some cases and so juggling your passport between the relevant Embassies can be tricky, especially when embassies are only open certain days of the week, close for national holiday dates and often observe other holiday dates of their host country.

  • Russia
  • Mongolia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Belarus
Russia
Date Annual Holidays
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Mar-Apr Easter Holidays
Mar 8 Woman's Day
May 1-2 Labour Day
May 9 Victory in Europe Day
Jun 12 Independence Day
Nov 4 Unity Day
from Q++ Studio
Mongolia
Date Annual Holidays
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan-Feb Tsagaan Sar (Lunar New Year)
Mar 8 International Women's Day
Jun 1 Mother and Childrens' Day
Jul 11-13 Naadam (National Days)
Nov 26 Independence Day
from Q++ Studio
China
Date Annual Holidays
Jan 1-2 New Year's Day
Jan-Feb Lunar New Year / Spring Festival
Apr 4 Tomb Sweeping Day / Qing Ming Jie
May 1-3 Labour Day
Jun 6 Dragon Boat Festival
Sep 12 Mid-Autumn Festival / Zhong Qui Jie
Oct 1-7 National Day / Gui Qing Jie
from Q++ Studio
Hong Kong
Date Annual Holidays
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan-Feb Lunar New Year / Spring Festival
Apr 5 Ching Ming Festival
Mar-Apr Easter Holidays
May 1-2 Labour Day
May 10 Buddha's Birthday
Jun 6 Tuen Ng Festival / Dragon Boat
Jul 1 SAR Establishment (HK handover)
Sep 13 Mid Autumn Festival
Oct 1 National Day
Oct 5 Chung Yeung Festival
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Boxing Day
from Q++ Studio

Hong Kong has 17!! public holidays a year, including some of the festivals described below. The majority are Chinese and are therefore celebrated according to the lunar calendar, with different dates each year.

Belarus
Date Annual Holidays
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Mar-Apr Easter Holidays
Mar 8 Woman's Day
May 1 Labour Day
May 3 Radunitsa / Ancestor's Veneration Day
May 9 Victory in Europe Day
Jul 3 Independence Day
Nov 7 October Revolution Day
Dec 25 Catholic Christmas Day
from Q++ Studio
 

Further Info

A lot of these holiday dates vary each year, Q++ Studio compiles a useful diary of yearly dates http://www.qppstudio.net/bankholidays.htm

 

Disclaimer
This is a general guide and other holiday dates maybe missing - don't blame us if you turn up to the Embassy and it is shut because it is the Ambassador's wife's grand mother's birthday.