Statutory Holidays for 2013
The 12 statutory holidays for 2013 are:
1. The first day of January (1 January)
2. The second day of Lunar New Year (11 February)
3. The third day of Lunar New Year (12 February)
4. The fourth day of Lunar New Year (13 February) *
5. Ching Ming Festival (4 April)
6. Labour Day (1 May)
7. Tuen Ng Festival (12 June)
8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July)
9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (20 September)
10. National Day (1 October)
11. Chung Yeung Festival (13 October)
12. Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (22 December) or Christmas Day (25 December) (at the option of the employer)
* According to the Employment Ordinance, if the Lunar New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, then the fourth day of Lunar New Year shall be a statutory holiday.
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.