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'Taoist Day' gets minister's support
Taoist Association's proposal would set a Sunday in March to commemorate the religion
- Ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong
- August 13, 2012
Tsang Tak-sing expressed his support on Saturday, duringÂ celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
If accepted by the Legislative Council, the proposed Taoist Day will add a sixth special day for religion to the calendar, but itÂ would not be a public holiday.
Hong KongÂ recognizes Easter and Christmas as public holidays. The Buddhist Association successfully fought for a public holiday in 1999, two years after Hong Kongâ€™s handover.
A proposal for a public holiday to commemorate Confucianism was rejected by the Legislative Council in 2010.
The commercial sector in general does not support increasing the number of public holidays, which they claim raise costs.