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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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What's it like in Hong Kong?

When I go on holidays, I often have questions like: what's the weather like there?  Is it rainy season?  What's available to see and do?  Is it the peak season?  Any local festivals?  What's the hotel like and the environment nearby the hotel?  Hope you can find the answer you need here.

What's the Weather Like in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong's monsoon climate makes it humid and hot in summer but cool and dry in winter.  Typhoons happens mostly in summer though we have typhoons in October sometimes.  Typhoons bring a lot of rain so it's not convenient but not very dangerous. You just have to look for falling plant pots or street signs!

More detail of weather in Hong Kong.

Hotels in Hong Kong

It is easy to find out what it's like inside a hotel (eg. from pictures of the hotel's official web site) but it's difficult to tell if the hotel has run down, what's the outside environment like.  Is it safe around?  Is it a cheap package tour hotel often packs with noisy package tour group?  My 'hotels in Hong Kong' pages provide more in-depth review of the outside environment and restaurant review (if I've been there).

You can view a list of Hong Kong hotels by location or your interest:

Sight-seeing in Hong Kong


Festivals in Hong Kong / Public Holiday in HongKong

We almost have festivals every month in Hong Kong.  East meets west, we celebrate Easter and Christmas.  We also celebrate many Chinese festivals that follow the lunar calendar which fall on a different date on the western calendar each year, which may or may not be made public holiday so do watch out for this.  Check out my calendar for festivals in Hong Kong.

List of Banks in Hong Kong

Do and Don't in Hong Kong

Read my 'useful tips to get by in Hong Kong' to do things a easy, convenient way and avoid tourist traps.

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