Statutory Holidays for 2019

The 12 statutory holidays for 2019 are:

  1. The first day of January (1 January)
  2. Lunar New Year’s Day (5 February)
  3. The second day of Lunar New Year (6 February)
  4. The third day of Lunar New Year (7 February)
  5. Ching Ming Festival (5 April)
  6. Labour Day (1 May)
  7. Tuen Ng Festival (7 June)
  8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July)
  9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (14 September)
  10. National Day (1 October)
  11. Chung Yeung Festival (7 October)
  12. Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (22 December) or Christmas Day (25 December) (at the option of the employer)

Please note:

All employees are entitled to the above statutory holidays. If the statutory holiday falls on a rest day, a holiday should be granted on the day following the rest day which is not a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day. An employee having been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 3 months is entitled to the holiday pay which is equivalent to the daily average wages earned by the employee in the 12-month period preceding the holiday.

Reference example:
An employee is granted rest days on Sundays and his/ her employer chooses the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (22 December) as statutory holiday. As the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival falls on Sunday, the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (i.e. 23 December), but this day should not be a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day.

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Statutory Holidays for 2012 – 2019