Children especially enjoy Mid-Autumn

Mid-Autumn Festival: Do You Celebrate with Your Domestic Helper?

Being an employer during the holidays is not always easy. Here are some domestic helper Mid-Autumn facts to help you through it.

 

#1 Should I give my helper a day off?

The day after Mid-Autumn is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong. All foreign domestic workers are entitled to statutory holidays. As an employer, you must let your domestic helper take a day off unless you give her a replacement day off.

#2 Should I take my helper to Mid-Autumn celebrations?

There are many activities in Hong Kong related to Mid-Autumn Festival. Almost every district has a special celebration and in all parks, you can find lantern exhibitions. Also, Mid-Autumn is a perfect time for family activities. Why don’t invite your helper to enjoy the full moon, the authentic Chinese lanterns and the festive spirit together with your family?

Many helpers enjoy mooncakes during Mid-Autumn festival
You love them or you hate them

#3 Should I give my domestic helper mooncakes?

Traditional mooncakes can be an unpleasant surprise for some people, especially non-Chinese. Luckily there are many varieties in Hong Kong such as snowy mooncakes or ice-cream mooncakes, and there is a flavour for almost everyone. You could also just ask your helper what is her favourite taste, so you know how to surprise her.

#4 Actually, do helpers have special activities for the Mid-Autumn Festival?

Good question. In fact, some domestic helpers will do something special like eating mooncakes with friends or going to a Mid-Autumn celebration. Who doesn’t want to celebrate the beautiful full moon?

Be settled for Mid-Autumn Festival. Enjoy mooncakes and lanterns!

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