Source:Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSAR)
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: July 7, 2021
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has released its annual official list of the gazetted 2020 public holidays to be observed in Hong Kong ("General holidays for 2020"), in accordance with the Employment Ordinance and General Holidays Ordinance as well as amendments thereto, and in addition to the Statutory Holidays for 2020 as announced by the HKSAR Labour Department.
Once again, in 2020, contrary to some other occasions (2014-04-25, 2009-04-25 and 1998-05-13), the Ching Ming and Easter Monday public holidays will not fall on the same date, thus obviating the need for a special treatment of Ching Ming as codified in paragraph 4b) of the amendment to the Cap 57 s 39, Grant of holidays, published in Gazette Number 7 of 2001 (April 12, 2001), though the 2019 Hong Kong public holidays days in lieu was explicated by a government spokesperson ("As the Birthday of the Buddha in 2019 falls on a Sunday, the day following it is designated as a general holiday in substitution").
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