The 12 statutory holidays for 2012 are:
1. The first day of January (1 January)
2. Lunar New Year’s Day (23 January)
3. The second day of Lunar New Year (24 January)
4. The third day of Lunar New Year (25 January)
5. Ching Ming Festival (4 April)
6. Labour Day (1 May)
7. Tuen Ng Festival (23 June)
8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July)
9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (1 October) *
10. National Day (1 October) *
11. The Chung Yeung Festival (23 October)
12. The Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (21 December) or Christmas Day (25 December) (at the option of the employer)
* Please note that the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day in 2012 fall on the same day in 2012 (i.e. 1 October 2012). When an employee has taken either one of the holidays on that day, another holiday should be granted on the next day which is not a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day. Conclusively, the 12 statutory holidays which employees are entitled to will not be reduced because of the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day fall on the same day in 2012.
All employees are entitled to the above statutory holidays. If the statutory holiday falls on a rest day, a holiday should be granted on the day following the rest day which is not a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day. An employee having been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 3 months is entitled to the holiday pay which is equivalent to the daily average wages earned by the employee in the 12-month period preceding the holiday.