homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updateshong kong > this page

Hong Kong Declares Ching Ming Day In Lieu Public Holiday

Source: Hong Kong Bilingual Laws Information System (HKSAR)
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 1998
Updated: Friday, May 31, 2019


The government of Hong Kong has announced that, next year, the day after the Ching Ming (Tomb Sweeping Day) public holiday, Tuesday, April 6, 1999, would be an additional public holiday.

The decision was made due to the fact that, in 1999, both the Ching Ming and Easter Monday public holidays fall on the same date. This will occur again in 2010.

There was also confirmation that July 1st would be an annual public holiday in Hong Kong. Recall that last year, a 5-day public holiday from Saturday, June 28, until Wednesday, July 2, 1997, inclusively, was declared to celebrate the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China (1997-06-20).



Links and References


Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Hong Kong Declares Ching Ming Day In Lieu Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.