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The 12 statutory holidays for 2021 are:
1. The first day of January - 1 January (Friday)
2. Lunar New Year’s Day - 12 February (Friday)
3. The second day of Lunar New Year - 13 February (Saturday)
4. The fourth day of Lunar New Year - 15 February (Monday)
5. Ching Ming Festival - 4 April (Sunday)
6. Labour Day - 1 May (Saturday)
7. Tuen Ng Festival - 14 June (Monday)
8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day - 1 July (Thursday)
9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - 22 September (Wednesday)
10. National Day - 1 October (Friday)
11. Chung Yeung Festival - 14 October (Thursday)
12. *Chinese Winter Solstice Festival - 21 December (Tuesday) or Christmas Day - 25 December (Saturday)
(*at the option of the employer)
The third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday
According to the Employment Ordinance, when either Lunar New Year's Day, the second day of the Lunar New Year or the third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution. As the third day of Lunar New Year of 2021 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a statutory holiday. Please visit Labour Department website for more details.
A statutory holiday is not equivalent to public holiday
The Employment Ordinance does not require an employer to grant leaves on public holidays to his/her employees. In Hong Kong, in addition to Sundays, there are 17 public holidays, but the number of statutory holidays is only 12. Public holidays such as Good Friday, the day following Good Friday, Easter Day, the Buddha's Birthday and the day following Christmas Day are not statutory holidays. Please click here for more details of statutory holidays and public holidays.