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General holidays for 2014 published

     The following list of general holidays for 2014 is gazetted today (April 19) for public information:

Every Sunday                              Sunday

The first day of January   January 1      Wednesday

Lunar New Year's Day       January 31     Friday

The second day of          February 1     Saturday
Lunar New Year

The fourth day of          February 3     Monday
Lunar New Year

Ching Ming Festival        April 5        Saturday

Good Friday                April 18       Friday

The day following          April 19       Saturday
Good Friday

Easter Monday              April 21       Monday

Labour Day                 May 1          Thursday

The Birthday of            May 6          Tuesday
the Buddha

Tuen Ng Festival           June 2         Monday

Hong Kong Special          July 1         Tuesday
Administrative Region
Establishment Day

The day following the      September 9    Tuesday
Chinese Mid-Autumn

National Day               October 1      Wednesday

Chung Yeung Festival       October 2      Thursday

Christmas Day              December 25    Thursday

The first weekday          December 26    Friday
after Christmas Day

     "According to the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance, 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 the third day of the Lunar New Year of 2014 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a holiday in substitution," said a government spokesman.

Ends/Friday, April 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:15


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