Leave

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

Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2025

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) January 29 Lunar New Year’s day (Wednesday) January 30 The second day of Lunar New Year (Thursday) January 31 The third day of Lunar New Year (Friday) April 4 Ching Ming Festival (Friday) April 18 Good Friday (耶穌受難節)  April 19 The Day Following Good Friday (Saturday) (耶穌受難節翌日) April 21 Easter Monday  May 1 Labour Day (Thursday) (勞動節) May 5 Birthday of the Buddha (Monday) (佛誕) May 31 Tuen Ng Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival (Saturday) (端午節) July 1 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Tuesday) (香港特別行政區成立紀念日) October 1 National Holiday (Wednesday) (國慶日) October 7 The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Tuesday) October 29 Chung Yeung Festival (Wednesday) (重陽節) December 25 Christmas Day (Thursday) (聖誕節) December 26 The first weekday after Christmas Day (Friday)  Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2024

  January 1 The first day of January (Monday) February 10 Lunar New Year (Saturday) February 11 The Second Day of Lunar New Year (Sunday) February 12 The Third Day of Lunar New Year (Monday) February 13 The Fourth Day of Lunar New Year (Tuesday) March 29 Good Friday (耶穌受難節) March 30 The Day Following Good Friday (Saturday) April 1 Easter Monday April 4 Ching Ming Festival/Tomb-sweeping Day (Thursday) (清明節) May 1 Labour Day (Wednesday) (勞動節) May 15 The Birthday of the Buddha (Wednesday) (佛誕) June 10 Tuen Ng Festival/Dragon Boat Festival (Monday) (端午節) July 1 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Monday) (香港特別行政區成立紀念日) September 18 The day following Mid-Autumn Festival (Wednesday) (中秋節翌日) October 1 National Day (Tuesday) (國慶日) October 11 Chung Yeung Festival (Friday) December 25 Christmas Day (Wednesday) (聖誕節) December 26 The first weekday after Christmas Day (Thursday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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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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