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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

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. 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.

Reference example:

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.

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