Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse
Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong lawmakers approve plan to add 5 new statutory holidays by 2030, with Buddha’s Birthday first in line

  • In passing measure unamended, Legislative Council overrules wishes of labour, business sectors, which sought to adjust time frame
  • After Buddha’s Birthday, next holidays to be added will be Boxing Day, three days around Easter

Topic |   Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse
Welfare chief Law Chi-kwong attends a Legislative Council vote on a proposal increasing the number of statutory holidays on Wednesday. Photo: May Tse
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