Hong Kong Public Holidays News Update


 
Home
Q++Studio
World Holidays
Downloads
References
About Us
Subscribe
Contact
News


Hong Kong Public Holidays Changes For 2013
 
(Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011)

Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR)

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has announced that it will gazette tomorrow an amendment to the manner in which the Lunar New Year and Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival non-working public holidays are determined.

The aforementioned "General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays)(Amendment) Bill 2011" will amend the Employment Ordinance (EO) and the General Holidays Ordinance (GHO), to change the day that is to be substituted as a non-working public holiday to avoid Saturday being counted as a substitute public holiday.

This follows last year's announcement (15-Feb-2010), by Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, that he would discuss the need for a review of days-in-lieu for public holidays, with Labour and Welfare Secretary, Matthew Cheung.

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).

The "General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays)(Amendment) Bill 2011" will be introduced into the Legislative Council for first and second readings on November 23, 2011. If it passes, its first effects will be felt in 2013 when Lunar New Year's Day falls on a Sunday.

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 (November 2011)
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
 2010-02-15: Hong Kong To Review Weekend Public Holidays
 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


1989-2018 Alter Ego Services