General holidays for 2016 published

     The following list of general holidays for 2016 is gazetted today (May 8) for public information:

Every Sunday                                Sunday

The first day of January    January 1       Friday

Lunar New Year's Day        February 8      Monday

The second day of @        February 9      Tuesday
Lunar New Year

The third day of            February 10     Wednesday
Lunar New Year

Good Friday                 March 25        Friday

The day following           March 26        Saturday
Good Friday

Easter Monday               March 28        Monday

Ching Ming Festival         April 4         Monday

The day following           May 2       @  Monday
the Labour Day

The Birthday of             May 14          Saturday
the Buddha

Tuen Ng Festival            June 9          Thursday

Hong Kong Special           July 1          Friday
Administrative Region
Establishment Day

The day following           September 16    Friday
the Chinese Mid-Autumn

National Day                October 1       Saturday

The day following           October 10      Monday
the Chung Yeung Festival

The first weekday           December 26     Monday
after Christmas Day

The second weekday          December 27     Tuesday
after Christmas Day

     "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.

Ends/Friday, May 8, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:15