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General holidays for 2021 published
     The following list of general holidays for 2021 was gazetted today (May 15) for public information:
Every Sunday     Sunday
The first day of January   January 1 Friday
Lunar New Year's Day   February 12 Friday
The second day of Lunar New Year   February 13 Saturday
The fourth day of Lunar New Year   February 15 Monday
Good Friday   April 2 Friday
The day following Good Friday   April 3 Saturday
The day following Ching Ming Festival   April 5 Monday
The day following Easter Monday   April 6 Tuesday
Labour Day   May 1 Saturday
Birthday of the Buddha   May 19 Wednesday
Tuen Ng Festival   June 14 Monday
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day   July 1 Thursday
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival   September 22 Wednesday
National Day   October 1 Friday
Chung Yeung Festival   October 14 Thursday
Christmas Day   December 25 Saturday
The first weekday after Christmas Day   December 27 Monday
     A Government spokesman said, "As the third day of the Lunar New Year in 2021 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution. Furthermore, as the Ching Ming Festival in 2021 falls on a Sunday, the following day will be designated as a general holiday in substitution. However, as the day following the Ching Ming Festival and Easter Monday fall on the same day, the next day that is not itself a general holiday will be observed as an additional general holiday. With regard to the proposal for gradually increasing the number of statutory holidays, we need to make an objective assessment of the financial burden on employers brought about by the proposal and its impact on society and the economy, and more. After completing the analysis, we will submit it to the Labour Advisory Board for discussion this year."
Ends/Friday, May 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00
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