Statutory Holidays for 2020

The 12 statutory holidays for 2020 are:

1.

The first day of January

1 January

Wednesday

2.

Lunar New Year’s Day

25 January

Saturday

3.

The third day of Lunar New Year

27 January

Monday

4.

The fourth day of Lunar New Year

28 January

Tuesday

5.

Ching Ming Festival

4 April

Saturday

6.

Labour Day

1 May

Friday

7.

Tuen Ng Festival

25 June

Thursday

8.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Establishment Day

1 July

Wednesday

9.

National Day

1 October

Thursday

10.

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

2 October

Friday

11.

Chung Yeung Festival

25 October

Sunday

12.

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

21 December or
25 December

Monday
Friday


Please note:

    (i)According to the Employment Ordinance, when either Lunar New Year's Day, the second day of the Lunar New Year or the third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution; and in the event that the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday, the day thereafter (i.e. the 17th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar) is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution. As the second day of Lunar New Year of 2020 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a statutory holiday.

    (ii)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. As the Chung Yeung Festival (25 October) falls on Sunday, the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (i.e. 26 October), 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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