General holidays for 2016

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General Holidays

The following list of general holidays for 2016 is gazetted for public information:

Every Sunday   Sunday
The first day of January 1 January Friday
Lunar New Year’s Day 8 February Monday
The second day of Lunar New Year 9 February Tuesday
The third day of Lunar New Year 10 February Wednesday
Good Friday 25 March Friday
The day following Good Friday 26 March Saturday
Easter Monday 28 March Monday
Ching Ming Festival 4 April Monday
The day following the Labour Day 2 May Monday
The Birthday of the Buddha 14 May Saturday
Tuen Ng Festival 9 June Thursday
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July Friday
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 16 September Friday
National Day 1 October Saturday
The day following the Chung Yeung Festival 10 October Monday
The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December Monday
The second weekday after Christmas Day 27 December Tuesday

"As both the Labour Day and the Chung Yeung Festival in 2016 fall on a Sunday, the day following them is designated as a general holiday in substitution; and as Christmas Day in 2016 falls on a Sunday, the second weekday after Christmas Day is designated as a general holiday in substitution," said a Government spokesman.

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