Statutory Holidays for 2019

The 12 statutory holidays for 2019 are:

1.

The first day of January

1 January

Tuesday

2.

Lunar New Year’s Day

5 February

Tuesday

3.

The third day of Lunar New Year

6 February

Wednesday

4.

The fourth day of Lunar New Year

7 February

Thursday

5.

Ching Ming Festival

5 April

Friday

6.

Labour Day

1 May

Wednesday

7.

Tuen Ng Festival

7 June

Friday

8.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Establishment Day

1 July

Monday

9.

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

14 September

Saturday

10.

National Day

1 October

Tuesday

11.

Chung Yeung Festival

7 October

Monday

12.

Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or
Christmas Day
(at the option of the employer)

22 December or
25 December

Sunday
Wednesday


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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