Statutory Holidays for 2020
The 12 statutory holidays for 2020 are:
The first day of January
Lunar New Year’s Day
The third day of Lunar New Year
The fourth day of Lunar New Year
Ching Ming Festival
Tuen Ng Festival
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Chung Yeung Festival
Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or
21 December or
- （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 2020 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 daily average wages earned by the employee in the 12-month period preceding the holiday.