Leave

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

Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2021

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

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Hong Kong :: Public holidays 2020

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