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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2013
The first day of January 1 Jan
Weekday before Chinese New Year 9 Feb
Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013 10 Feb
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

11 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 12 Feb
The fourth day of the Chinese New Year 13 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 24 Feb
Chinese Groundhog Day 3 Mar
Good Friday 29 Mar
The day following Good Friday 30 Mar
Easter Monday 1 Apr
Ching Ming Festival 4 Apr
Labour day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 2 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Tam Kung's Birthday

17 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 12 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 31 Jul
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 13 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 20 Aug
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 / Moon Festival 19 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival 20 Sep
Monkey King Festival 20 Sep
Chinese National Day

Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day

1 Oct

 

Chung Yeung Festival 13 Oct
The weekday after Chung Yeung 14 Oct
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2014
The first day of January 1 Jan
Chinese New Year of the Horse 31 Jan
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year,

Che Kung's Birthday

1 Feb
The third day of the Lunar New Year 2 Feb
The day following third day of Chinese New Year 3 Feb
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 14 Feb
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr
Good Friday 18 Apr
The day following Good Friday 19 Apr
Easter Monday 21 Apr
Birthday of Tin Hau 22 Apr
Labour day 1 May
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival (also Tam Kung's Birthday) 6 May
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 2 Jun
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 20 Jul
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 2 Aug
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 9 Aug
Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day 20 Sep
Chinese National Day 1 Oct
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 8 Sep
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival

Monkey King Festival

9 Sep
Chung Yeung Festival 2 Oct
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec

 

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Hong Kong 2013 Festival Calendar

 

Notes: Gazetted holidays, e.g. the official public holidays decided by the Government of Hong Kong, have been checked with the official list.

 

 

See also HK Calendar 2012 and HK Calendar 2014

 

 

Festival Date in 2013 Public Holiday Notes  

The first day of January 1 Jan Y Tuesday
Weekday before Chinese New Year 9 Feb Y  
Chinese New Year of the Snake 2013 10 Feb Y Sunday
The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Che Kung's Birthday

11 Feb Y 2nd day of 1st lunar month. Lots of people worship the temple in Shatin today hoping for a better year.
The third day of the Lunar New Year 12 Feb Y  
The fourth day of the Chinese New Year 13 Feb Y to compensate for the first day of Chinese New Year falls on Sunday.
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 24 Feb N 15th day of 1st lunar month
Chinese Groundhog Day 3 Mar N Excited Insect solar segment. Special "event" at Canal street at Wanchai.
Good Friday 29 Mar Y  
The day following Good Friday 30 Mar Y  
Easter Monday 1 Apr Y  
Ching Ming Festival 4 Apr Y Thur, Graves sweeping day
Labour day 1 May Y Wed, Labour day
Birthday of Tin Hau 2 May N 23rd day of 3rd lunar month
Buddha’s Birthday and Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Tam Kung's Birthday

17 May Y Fri, 8th day of 4th lunar month

*Public holiday is for Buddha's birthday.

Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 12 Jun Y 5th day of 5th lunar month, Wednesday
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July Y Monday
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon's Birthday 31 Jul N 24th day of 6th lunar month
Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je 13 Aug N 7th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan 20 Aug N 14th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 / Moon Festival 19 Sep N Thur, 15th day of 8th lunar month
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival 20 Sep Y Fri - this is the public holiday the day after the festival for people to sleep in!
Monkey King Festival 20 Sep Y* 16th day of 8th lunar month

*  public holiday because of Moon Festival, not because of this god.

Chinese National Day

Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day

 

1 Oct

 

Y

 

* Confucius' birthday falls on 27th day of 8th lunar month though it is normally not a public holiday
Chung Yeung Festival 13 Oct Y 9th day of 9th lunar month, Sunday
The weekday after Chung Yeung 14 Oct Y Mon, to compensate for the fact that Chung Yeung falls on Sunday.
Winter Solstice 22 Dec N Traditional family gathering dinner evening for Chinese people.
Christmas Day 25 Dec Y Wed
Boxing Day 26 Dec Y Thur

Notes: Gazetted holidays, e.g. the official public holidays decided by the Government of Hong Kong, have been checked with the official list.

See also HK Calendar 2012 and HK Calendar 2014

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