Statutory Holidays for 2023
The 13 statutory holidays for 2023 are:
|1.||The first day of January||1 January|
|2.||The second day of Lunar New Year||23 January|
|3.||The third day of Lunar New Year||24 January|
|4.||The fourth day of Lunar New Year||25 January|
|5.||Ching Ming Festival||5 April|
|6.||Labour Day||1 May|
|7.||The Birthday of the Buddha||26 May|
|8.||Tuen Ng Festival||22 June|
|9.||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day||1 July|
|10.||The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival||30 September|
|11.||National Day||1 October|
|12.||Chung Yeung Festival||23 October|
|13.||Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)||22 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; 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 first day of Lunar New Year of 2023 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 National Day (1 October) falls on Sunday, the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (i.e. 2 October), but this day should not be a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day.