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Hong Kong To Review Weekend Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010)

Source: RTHK Radio Television Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, has announced that he would discuss the need for a review of days-in-lieu for public holidays, with Labour and Welfare Secretary, Matthew Cheung.

The announcement was made following complaints that the current days in lieu system, made many worker who do not usually work on Saturdays, lose a day off during this year's Lunar New Year public holidays. Under current legislation, when the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday (as it did this year), the annual 3-day public holiday runs from Saturday to Tuesday, rather than Sunday to Wednesday.

The last change to Hong Kong's annual public holidays was made in 1999 (21-May-1999), but additional day in lieu public holidays have been declared in the past when Easter and Ching Ming coincided (13-May-1998 and 25-Apr-2009).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Hong Kong bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (February 2010)
Hong Kong 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Hong Kong 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Hong Kong 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Hong Kong 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Hong Kong 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-05-11: Hong Kong 2019 Public Holidays Released
 2017-05-05: Hong Kong 2018 Public Holidays Released
 2016-05-01: Hong Kong 2017 Public Holidays Released
 2015-05-09: Hong Kong 2016 Public Holidays Released
 2014-04-25: Hong Kong 2015 Public Holidays Released
 2013-04-19: Hong Kong 2014 Public Holidays Released
 2012-04-29: Hong Kong 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2011-12-26: Hong Kong Public Holidays Amendments Gazetted
 2011-12-15: Hong Kong Public Holidays Amendments Appoved
 2011-11-10: Hong Kong Public Holidays Changes For 2013
 2009-04-25: Hong Kong 2010 Public Holidays Announced
 1999-05-21: Hong Kong To Celebrate Buddha's Birthday As Public Holiday For The First Time
 1998-05-13: Hong Kong Declares Ching Ming Day In Lieu Public Holiday


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