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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2015
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Goat 19 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

20 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 21 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 5 Mar
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
The day following Good Friday 4 Apr
Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

also Tam Kung's Birthday

25 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 8 Aug
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 20 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 27 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 27 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

28 Sep
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 9 Oct
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chung Yeung Festival  
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017

   

 

 

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Che Kung's Birthday (Che Kung Temple)

Che Kung was a general in Sung Dynasty.  He was a great soldier and was said to have protected the last emperor of Sung dynasty to Hong Kong before he died.  Some people said that they were settled in Ho Chung Village in Sai Kung.  So after he died, people respect his courage and contribution and built a temple to worship him.  There is another story about him saving the people in Shatin and therefore there is also a Che Kung Temple in Shatin between Tai Wai and Che Kung MTR stations and is much busier than the one in Sai Kung.

Che Kung's birthday is on day 2 of Chinese New Year.  Every year, thousands of people go to the Che Kung Temple in Shatin to worship him.  Mostly because there is a Wheel of Fortune in the temple.  It is said that if you turn the wheel three times, it will bring you good fortune.  Many people would like to improve their luck starting with the beginning of the year, especially when the temple is close to the Shatin Horse Racecourse, many gamblers would come to worship and hope for good fortune.  It's prominent enough that it was reported on the tv news every year.

Other Chinese Gods:

- Kwan Tai
- Kwun Yum
- Tam Kung
- Monkey King
- Tin Hau (Sea God)

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