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General Holidays

The following list of general holidays for 2013 is gazetted for public information:

Every Sunday Sunday
The first day of January1 JanuaryTuesday
The second day of Lunar New Year11 FebruaryMonday
The third day of Lunar New Year12 FebruaryTuesday
The fourth day of Lunar New Year13 FebruaryWednesday
Good Friday29 MarchFriday
The day following Good Friday30 MarchSaturday
Easter Monday1 AprilMonday
Ching Ming Festival4 AprilThursday
Labour Day1 MayWednesday
The Birthday of the Buddha17 MayFriday
Tuen Ng Festival12 JuneWednesday
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day1 JulyMonday
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival20 SeptemberFriday
National Day1 OctoberTuesday
The day following Chung Yeung Festival14 OctoberMonday
Christmas Day25 DecemberWednesday
The first weekday after Christmas Day26 DecemberThursday

“According to the new arrangement under the General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays)(Amendment) Ordinance 2011, when either Lunar New Year’s Day, the second day of Lunar New Year or the third day of Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory and general holiday in substitution.  As Lunar New Year’s Day in 2013 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a holiday in substitution.  Under the new arrangement, employees working on a Monday-to-Friday basis will benefit because their statutorily provided holiday in substitution will not overlap with their Saturday day off.  For other employees working on a five-and-a-half-day week basis with half day off on Saturday, they can also benefit from the new substitution arrangement.  As a result, many employees will be able to enjoy a longer Lunar New Year holiday in 2013. 

“Separately, as Chung Yeung Festival in 2013 falls on a Sunday, the following day will be designated as an additional general holiday,” said a Government spokesman.

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Hong Kong Public Holidays

By subscribing to the iCal calendar from 1823 as a feed or importing it to your application, you can add Hong Kong public holidays to your e-calendar easily!

1823 Hong Kong Public Holidays iCal Calendar


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