PRD GROUP is a China business consulting and business service provider based in the Greater Bay Area, which includes cities such as Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.
Our company renewed the Trust or Company Service Provider Licence after the initial 3-year period. This licence is mandatory for service providers who establish companies and provide them company secretarial services in Hong Kong. Our company is the only such Finnish owned licenced company that provides company incorporation services in Hong Kong.
If you are unsure if some service provider is licenced or not, you can check it from the government database at: https://www.tcsp.cr.gov.hk
Pearl River Delta is an area in Guangdong province in Southern China. It is the wealthiest area in China and a traditional place for international business in China.
The area consists of:
- Guangzhou (the capital city of Guangdong province)
- Hong Kong (special administrative region)
- Macau (special administrative region)
Pearl River Delta is also known as the Greater Bay Area. PRD GROUP has operated for over a decade in this area, and it is the Company’s main operating area.
Hong Kong is part of China, but as a special administrative region, it has its own holiday calendar. There are more holidays in Hong Kong in 2020 but they are shorter than the holidays in Mainland China. This is because Hong Kong observes traditional Chinese, Buddhist, and Christian holidays, which makes the number of holidays big.
The dates of many holidays change every year as they follow the traditional lunar calendar.
Please note that Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan have their own holidays.
Hong Kong government gazetted the following list of general holidays for 2020 for public information:
|The first day of January (New Year Day)||Wednesday 1 January 2020|
|Lunar New Year’s Day (Chinese New Year’s Day)||Saturday 25 January 2020|
|The third day of Lunar New Year||Monday 27 January 2020|
|The fourth day of Lunar New Year*||Tuesday 28 January 2020|
|Ching Ming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day)||Saturday 4 April 2020|
|Good Friday||Friday 10 April 2020|
|The day following Good Friday||Saturday 11 April 2020|
|Easter Monday||Monday 13 April 2020|
|Birthday of the Buddha||Thursday 30 April 2020|
|Labour Day||Friday 1 May 2020|
|Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)||Thursday 25 June 2020|
|Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day||Wednesday 1 July 2020|
|National Day of People’s Republic of China||Thursday 1 October 2020|
|The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival||Friday 2 October 2020|
|The day following Chung Yeung Festival*||Monday 26 October 2020|
|Christmas Day||Friday 25 December 2020|
|The first weekday after Christmas Day (Boxing Day)||Saturday 26 December 2020|
* A Government spokesman explained, “As the second day of Lunar New Year in 2020 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution. In addition, since Chung Yeung Festival in 2020 falls on a Sunday, the day following it is designated as a general holiday in substitution.”
Weekends are usually swapped with the weekdays next to the actual holiday to create a longer vacation period. So, it is possible that for example the Sunday before or after a holiday is a normal workday.
The dates of the Chinese holidays change every year as they follow the traditional Chinese lunar calendar.
Please note that the holidays in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, are different from Mainland China.
Below are listed the public holidays in Mainland China for 2020:
|Holiday name||Holidays date||Duration||Compensating workdays|
|New Year’s Day||Wednesday 1 January 2020||1 day|
|Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)||Friday 24 – Sunday 2 February 2020*||10 days||Sunday 19 January|
|Qingming Festival||Saturday 4 – Monday 6 April 2020||3 days|
|Labour Day||Friday 1 – Tuesday 5 May 2020||5 days||Sunday 26 April and Saturday 9 May|
|Dragon Boat Festival||Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 June 2020||3 days||Sunday 28 June 2020|
|Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day (Golden Week)||Thursday 1 – Thursday 8 October 2020||8 days||Sunday 27 September and Saturday 10 October 2020|
* Update 27.1.2020: Three days added because of the Corona virus situation.
Update: 10.2.2020: Lots of “holiday extensions” and restrictions ordered by central, provincial, and local governments. Local situation must be checked case by case.
It is generally suggested to avoid tourist attractions during the public holidays as they are very crowded. During the public holidays hotel accommodation, travel, and entrance tickets can be more expensive.
Especially long holidays Spring Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day affect companies’ operations, especially in labour intensive production industries. Often factory workers start their holidays earlier and finish later. This is because workers are often from other cities and provinces and during the long holidays the get the chance to visit home.
Source (in Chinese): http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2019-11/21/content_5454164.htm
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