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Hong Kong Mulls September 3 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015)

Source: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR)

Hong Kong's Labour Department has followed China's earlier announcement that September 3, 2015, would be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in China, by announcing yesterday that it would submit a bill to the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) later this month to also make the day of September 3, 2015, a non-working public holiday in Hong Kong.

The aforementioned Bill would designate on a one-off basis September 3, 2015 as an additional General Holiday (GH) and Statutory Holiday (SH). It will be published in the Gazette on May 22 and introduced into the LegCo on May 27, 2015.

Earlier today (13-May-2015), China's General Office of the State Council released an amended list of China's official annual non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2015, which included a one-off national holiday for this year's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II.

The above declaration of Thursday, September 3, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government would be in addition to the annual official list of 2015 calendar year public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong, issued last spring (25-Apr-2014), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto.

Recall that 2 decades ago (09-Sep-1998), Hong Kong's Legislature endorsed a government bill making May Day and Buddha's Birthday new annual public holidays in Hong Kong, in replacement of the, then August 17, Sino-Japanese War Victory Day, and the October 2, day after National Day.

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Hong Kong bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (May 2015)
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
 2015-07-17: Macau September 3 Public Holiday Gazetted
 2015-07-10: Macau Votes September 3 Public Holiday
 2015-07-09: Hong Kong Public Holiday September 3
 2015-07-06: Hong Kong September 3 Public Holiday Update
 2015-06-04: Taiwan Mulls September 3 Public Holiday
 2015-05-14: Macau Extra Public Holiday September 3
 2015-05-13: China 2015 Public Holidays Amended
 2014-04-25: Hong Kong 2015 Public Holidays Released
 1998-09-09: Hong Kong Legislature Changes Public Holidays


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