Statutory Holidays for 2021
The 12 statutory holidays for 2021 are:
|1.||The first day of January||1 January|
|2.||Lunar New Year’s Day||12 February|
|3.||The second day of Lunar New Year||13 February|
|4.||The fourth day of Lunar New Year||15 February|
|5.||Ching Ming Festival||4 April|
|6.||Labour Day||1 May|
|7.||Tuen Ng Festival||14 June|
|8.||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day||1 July|
|9.||The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival||22 September|
|10.||National Day||1 October|
|11.||Chung Yeung Festival||14 October|
|12.||Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)||21 December or 25 December|
（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. As the third day of Lunar New Year of 2021 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.
An employee is granted rest days on Sundays. As the Ching Ming Festival (4 April) falls on Sunday, the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (i.e. 5 April), but this day should not be a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day.