While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang
While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Raising Hong Kong statutory holidays from 12 to 17 each year to take a decade, as first details of government proposal emerge

  • Labour Advisory Board tackles issue for first time, with employee reps saying 10 years too long, even as some business leaders think extra days unjustified
  • Under the government’s plan, one additional holiday would be added every two years, beginning with Buddha’s Birthday in 2022

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While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang
While Hong Kong has 17 public holidays, only 12 are statutory, and few employers give the other five to blue-collar workers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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