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Hong Kong Confucius Public Holiday Update

Source: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Posted: Saturday, January 9, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hong Kong lawmaker, Chan Kam-lam, has announced that he would move a Legislative Council motion next Wednesday demanding that the Hong Kong SAR government make Confucius' Birthday a new annual public holiday.

The proposed change would be along the lines described each time the idea has been floated in the past (2007-04-23 and 2006-10-23). Namely, the current annual Easter Monday Hong Kong public holiday would be replaced by a Confucius' Birthday public holiday to be observed on the 27th day of the 8th lunar month.

This new annual public holiday, were it to come into being, would probably require some adjustments as it would often clash with the current October 1st, founding of the mainland Chinese Communist Party, public holiday, as well as follow the Mid-Autumn public holiday by barely 10 days.

The upcoming dates for Confucius' Birthday are: 4-Oct-2010, 24-Sep-2011, 12-Oct-2012, 1-Oct-2013, and 20-Sep-2014.

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