Hong Kong Public Holiday|2024 Leave Guide

Hong Kong Public Holiday|2024 Leave Guide

Chapter catalogue

  1. Public holiday 2024
  2. Statutory holiday 2024
  3. What is the difference between a public holiday and statutory holiday?
  4. 2024 Public holidays leave guide
  5. Workstem helps you solve leave management problems

For most people, holidays are the best opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends. And it’s also a chance to arrange travel and plan activities ahead of time. 2024 is coming, let’s take a look at Hong Kong’s public holiday and statutory holiday. Workstem summarises the most comprehensive leave guide. Check now!

Public holiday 2024

The following list of public holidays for 2024 is gazetted for public information:

Every Sunday

Sunday

The first day of January

1 January

Monday

Lunar New Year’s Day 10 February

Saturday

The third day of Lunar New Year

12 February Monday

The fourth day of Lunar New Year

13 February

Tuesday

Good Friday 29 March

Friday

The day following Good Friday

30 March Saturday

Easter Monday

1 April

Monday

Ching Ming Festival 4 April

Thursday

Labour Day

1 May Wednesday

The Birthday of the Buddha

15 May Wednesday
Tuen Ng Festival 10 June

Monday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July

Monday

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

18 September Wednesday

National Day

1 October Tuesday

Chung Yeung Festival

11 October

Friday

Christmas Day 25 December

Wednesday

The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December

Thursday

*As the second day of Lunar New Year in 2024 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a general holiday in substitution.

Statutory holiday 2024

The 14 statutory holidays for 2024 are:

The first day of January

1 January Monday

Lunar New Year’s Day

10 February Saturday
The third day of Lunar New Year 12 February

Monday

The fourth day of Lunar New Year 13 February

Tuesday

Ching Ming Festival

4 April Thursday

Labour Day

1 May Wednesday
The Birthday of the Buddha 15 May

Wednesday

Tuen Ng Festival 10 June

Monday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

1 July Monday

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

18 September

Wednesday

National Day 1 October

Tuesday

Chung Yeung Festival

11 October Friday

Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day

(at the option of the employer)

21 December or

25 December

Wednesday

The first weekday after Christmas Day 26 December

Thursday

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

What is the difference between a public holiday and statutory holiday?

HK public holiday

According to “General Holidays Ordinance”, employees are entitled to 17 days of holiday every year, also with every Sunday. Public holidays apply to all public and private organisations, including government agencies, banks, schools, large corporations and more.

HK statutory holiday

According to the “Employment Ordinance”, employees are entitled to 14 statutory holidays each year from 2024, and will gradually increase to 17 days. According to the 2024 holiday arrangement, statutory holidays are 3 days less than public holidays, excluding Good Friday and Easter among public holidays.

Statutory holidays are for workers employed in small-scale private enterprises or institutions, F&B and retail industries to mainly protect employees’ rights to rest.

2024 Public holidays leave guide

2024 Public holidays leave guide

In 2024, employees can apply for 3-day leave and have a total 10-day leave. Good Friday, Easter and Ching Ming Festival are close together. If you apply for 3-day leave, you can take 10 days off in a row. If you ask for leave between the Lunar New Year and Christmas, you can also take a 9-day leave.

Workstem helps you solve leave management problems

After reading the 2024 public holiday leave arrangement and leave guide, both employers and employees should plan in advance, and make work arrangements while enjoying the holiday. Especially for industries with irregular working hours such as F&B, retail, and hotels, holidays are also the peak season, and it is necessary to arrange in time to ensure the operation.

Workstem cloud-based one-stop human resource management system has an intelligent leave management feature, supporting customised leave policies and types, automatic update of Hong Kong public holiday every year, quick application and approval on mobile App, real-time tracking annual leave and sick leave, transparent leave balance, etc. Workstem also has a more powerful payroll management feature, through the AI engine, we can quickly and automatically calculate holiday payments. Click to get a 14-day free trial!

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