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If you are planning to relocate to Hong Kong or about to move there, it is useful to know what public holidays you would be entitled to once you start work. Here is a comprehensive list of all the public holidays observed (note that Saturday for most of businesses is seen as a working day):

The first day of January= 1st January        

Lunar New Year's Day= 16th February     

The second day of Lunar New Year= 17th February

The fourth day of Lunar New Year= 19th February             

Good Friday= 30th March

The day following Good Friday= 31st March          

Easter Monday= 2nd April             

Ching Ming Festival= 5th April     

Labour Day= 1st May      

The Birthday of the Buddha= 22nd May  

Tuen Ng Festival= 18th June        

The day following Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day= 2nd July

The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival= 25th September     

National Day= 1st October

Chung Yeung Festival= 17th October        

Christmas Day= 25th December 

The first weekday after Christmas Day= 26th December 

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