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General holidays for 2015 published

     The following list of general holidays for 2015 is gazetted today (April 25) for public information:

Every Sunday                              Sunday

The first day of January   January 1      Thursday

Lunar New Year's Day       February 19    Thursday

The second day of          February 20    Friday
Lunar New Year

The third day of           February 21    Saturday
Lunar New Year

Good Friday                April 3        Friday

The day following          April 4        Saturday
Good Friday

The day following          April 6        Monday
Ching Ming Festival

The day following          April 7        Tuesday
Easter Monday

Labour Day                 May 1          Friday

The Birthday of            May 25         Monday
the Buddha

Tuen Ng Festival           June 20        Saturday

Hong Kong Special          July 1         Wednesday
Administrative Region
Establishment Day

The day following          September 28   Monday
the Chinese Mid-Autumn

National Day               October 1      Thursday

Chung Yeung Festival       October 21     Wednesday

Christmas Day              December 25    Friday

The first weekday          December 26    Saturday
after Christmas Day

     "As Ching Ming Festival in 2015 falls on a Sunday, the following day will be designated as a general holiday in substitution. However, as the day following Ching Ming Festival and Easter Monday fall on the same day, the next following day that is not itself a general holiday will be observed as an additional general holiday," said a Government spokesman.

Ends/Friday, April 25, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:03


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