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General holidays for 2017 published

     The following list of general holidays for 2017 is gazetted today (April 29) for public information:

Every Sunday                             Sunday

The day following the    January 2       Monday
first day of January              

Lunar New Year's Day     January 28      Saturday

The third day of         January 30      Monday
Lunar New Year

The fourth day of        January 31      Tuesday
Lunar New Year

Ching Ming Festival      April 4         Tuesday

Good Friday              April 14        Friday

The day following        April 15        Saturday
Good Friday

Easter Monday            April 17        Monday

Labour Day               May 1           Monday

The Birthday of          May 3           Wednesday
the Buddha

Tuen Ng Festival         May 30          Tuesday

Hong Kong Special        July 1          Saturday
Administrative Region
Establishment Day

The day following        October 2       Monday
National Day

The day following        October 5       Thursday
the Chinese Mid-Autumn

Chung Yeung Festival     October 28      Saturday

Christmas Day            December 25     Monday

The first weekday        December 26     Tuesday
after Christmas Day

     "As both the first day of January and National Day in 2017 fall on a Sunday, the day following them is designated as a general holiday in substitution.  In addition, since the second day of Lunar New Year in 2017 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution," said a Government spokesman.

Ends/Friday, April 29, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:12


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