Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2021

 January 1New Year’s Day (Friday)February 12Lunar New Year (Friday)February 13-15Lunar New Year Holiday (Saturday-Monday)April 2Good Friday (耶穌受難節)April 3The Day Following Good Friday (Saturday) (耶穌受難節翌日)April 4Ching Ming Festival/Tomb-sweeping Day (Sunday) (清明節)April 5Easter Monday (復活節星期一)May 1Labour Day (Saturday) (勞動節)May 19Birthday of the Buddha (Wednesday) (佛誕)June 14Tuen Ng Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival (Monday) (端午節)July 1Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Thursday) (香港特別行政區成立紀念日)September 22The Day Following Mid-Autumn Festival (Wednesday) (中秋節翌日)October 1National Holiday (Friday) (國慶日)October 14Chong Yang Festival (Thursday) (重陽節)December 25Christmas Day (Saturday) (聖誕節)December 27The first weekday after Christmas Day (Monday) All employees are entitled to these statutory holidays …

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Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2020

 January 1The first day of January (Wednesday)January 25Lunar New Year’s Day (Saturday)January 26-28Lunar New Year’s Holiday (Sunday-Tuesday)April 4Ching Ming Festival/Tomb-sweeping Day (Saturday) (清明節)April 10Good Friday (耶穌受難節)April 11The day after Good Friday (Saturday) (耶穌受難節翌日)April 13Easter Monday (復活節星期一)April 30The Birthday of the Buddha (Thursday) (佛誕)May 1Labour Day (Friday) (勞動節)June 25Tuen Ng Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival (Thursday) (端午節)July 1Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Wednesday) (香港特別行政區成立紀念日)October 1National Day (Thursday) (國慶日)October 2The day following Mid-Autumn Festival (Friday) (中秋節翌日)October 26Chong Yang Festival (Monday) (重陽節翌日)December 25Christmas Day (Friday) (聖誕節)December 26The first weekday after Christmas Day (Saturday)As the second day of Lunar New Year in 2020 falls on a Sunday (January 26th 2020), the fourth day of Lunar New Year (January 28th 2020) is designated as a general holiday in substitution …

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Hong Kong :: Sick leave

Entitlement to sick leave Under the Employment Ordinance, workers employed under a continuous employment contract accumulate paid sickness days at a rate of two days per completed month of employment during the first 12 months and four days per completed month of employment thereafter …

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Hong Kong :: Public holidays

All employees are entitled to statutory holidays …

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Hong Kong :: Other leave

A pregnant employee taking leave to attend a medical examination relating to her pregnancy, after birth medical treatment or miscarriage will be considered to be taking sick leave and will be entitled to sickness allowance provided the leave is supported by an appropriate medical certificate and the employee has accumulated enough sick leave days to cover the period of leave …

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Hong Kong :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave Female employees are entitled to 10 weeks’ maternity leave provided they are employed under a continuous employment contract immediately before the start of maternity leave and have given their employer notice of their pregnancy and their intention to take maternity leave …

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Hong Kong :: Annual leave

Employees are entitled to paid annual leave once they have been employed under a continuous contract with their employer for 12 months …

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