PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2015 and 2016

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2015;

 January 1stNew Year's Day (Thursday)                                  
 February 19thLunar New Year's Day (Thursday)                                               
 February 20thThe second day of Lunar New Year (Friday)
 February 21stThe third day of Lunar New Year (Saturday)
 April 3rd Good Friday (Friday)
 April 4th The day following Good Friday (Saturday)
 April 5th Easter Sunday (Sunday)
 April 6th* The day following Ching Ming Festival  (Monday)
 April 7th*  The day following Easter Monday (Tuesday)
 May 1st  Labour Day (Friday)
 May 25th The Buddha's Birthday (Monday)
 June 20th  Tuen Ng Festival (Saturday)
 July 1st  Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Wednesday)

 September 3rd**

70th anniversary day of the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression (Thursday)
 September 28th The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Monday)
 October 1st  National Day (Thursday)
 October 21st Chung Yeung Festival (Wednesday)
 December 25th Christmas Day (Friday)
 December 26th The first weekday after Christmas Day (Saturday)


* as Ching Ming Festival in 2015 falls on a Sunday, the following day is a public holiday in substitution. However, as the day following Ching Ming Festival and Easter Monday fall on the same day, the day following Easter Monday is also a public holiday

** this is a "one-off" holiday designated by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The relevant bill is to be introduced into the Legislative Council (LegCo) on 27th May 2015

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2016;

 January 1st New Year's Day (Friday)                                                     
 February 8th Lunar New Year's Day (Monday)
 February 9th The second day of Lunar New Year (Tuesday)
 February 10th The third day of Lunar New Year (Wednesday)
 March 25th Good Friday (Friday)
 March 26th The day following Good Friday (Saturday)
 March 27th Easter Sunday (Sunday)
 March 28th Easter Monday (Monday)
 April 4th Ching Ming Festival (Monday)
 May 2nd* The day following Labour Day (Monday)
 May 14th The Buddha's Birthday (Saturday)
 June 9th Tuen Ng Festival (Thursday)
 July 1st  Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Friday)
 September 16th The day following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Friday)
 October 1st National Day (Saturday)
 October 9th Chung Yeung Festival (Sunday)
 October 10th* The day following Chung Yeung Festival (Monday)
 December 25th Christmas Day (Sunday)
 December 26th The first weekday after Christmas Day (Monday)
 December 27th* The second weekday after Christmas Day (Tuesday)

* as both Labour Day and Chung Yeung Festival in 2016 fall on a Sunday, the day following them is designated a public holiday and as Christmas Day in 2016 also falls on a Sunday, the second weekday after Christmas Day is designated a public holiday