Statutory Holidays for 2022
The 13 statutory holidays for 2022 are:
|1.||The first day of January||1 January||Saturday|
|2.||Lunar New Year’s Day||1 February||Tuesday|
|3.||The second day of Lunar New Year||2 February||Wednesday|
|4.||The third day of Lunar New Year||3 February||Thursday|
|5.||Ching Ming Festival||5 April||Tuesday|
|6.||Labour Day||1 May||Sunday|
|7.||The Birthday of the Buddha*||8 May||Sunday|
|8.||Tuen Ng Festival||3 June||Friday|
|9.||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day||1 July||Friday|
|10.||The second day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival||12 September||Monday|
|11.||National Day||1 October||Saturday|
|12.||Chung Yeung Festival||4 October||Tuesday|
|13.||Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)||22 December or 25 December||Thursday or Sunday|
* The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 will come into operation on 1 January 2022. The first newly added statutory holiday is the Birthday of the Buddha on 8 May 2022.
（i）According to the Employment Ordinance, 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 day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival of 2022 falls on a Sunday, 12 September (Monday) 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 and his/her employer chooses Christmas Day (25 December) as statutory holiday. As Christmas Day falls on Sunday, the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (i.e. 26 December), but this day should not be a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day.