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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
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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
Buddhaís 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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Weather in Hong Kong: August 

August weather is probably the hottest part of the year and the time when locals are starting to get really tired of summer and wishing for autumn cool weather to come to Hong Kong.  Being the school holidays many people leave for vacations during this time, expatriates often return to their European or American homes to get the good summer weather of those places and escape the HK heat.

In August, the maximum temperature may reach 32C (90F).  Typhoons are just as common as they are during July but same as in that month the skies are mostly clear, sunny and very hot.

Humidity continues to be very high though it does not lead to mists or fogs like in March simply because itís so hot and the sun is shining so brightly.

Bring plenty of suntan lotion during August.  If you donít mind looking like a little old Chinese lady you can also carry an umbrella for shade!  Actually it isnít just the old ladies, increasingly a lot of local young ladies would like to stay pale.  Being pale is preferred in Chinese society.  It's undesirable to look like a tanned peasant.

This is the last month of the year with a high chance of a Typhoon.

> Click here for weather of Hong Kong in September

 

Do you know: Mid Autumn Festival is coming.  As for lunar festivals that are not public holiday, we have Kwan Tai's Birthday, Seventh Goddess Day and Hungry Ghosts Festivals.  Check out the stories of these legendary festivals!

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