Statutory Holidays for 2024

Statutory Holidays for 2024

The 14 statutory holidays for 2024 are:

1.The first day of January1 January 
2.Lunar New Year’s Day10 February 
3.The third day of Lunar New Year12 February 
4.The fourth day of Lunar New Year13 February 
5.Ching Ming Festival4 April 
6.Labour Day1 May 
7.The Birthday of the Buddha15 May 
8.Tuen Ng Festival10 June 
9.Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day1 July 
10.The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival18 September 
11.National Day1 October 
12.Chung Yeung Festival11 October 
13.Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of the employer)21 December or 25 December 
14.The first weekday after Christmas Day*26 December 

*According to the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, the newly added statutory holiday from 2024 onwards is the first weekday after Christmas Day.

Please note:

(i)According to the Employment Ordinance, when either Lunar New Year’s Day, the second day of the Lunar New Year or the third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution; and in the event that the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday, the day thereafter (i.e. the 17th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar) is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution. As the second day of Lunar New Year of 2024 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a statutory holiday.

(ii)All employees are entitled to the above statutory holidays. If the statutory holiday falls on a rest day, a holiday should be granted on the day following the rest day which is not a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day. An employee having been employed under a continuous contract for not less than 3 months is entitled to the holiday pay which is equivalent to the average daily wages earned by the employee in the 12-month period preceding the holiday.