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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 2015

   

 

 

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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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