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Hong Kong Holidays/ Festivals 2018
2015 Calendar below for reference
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




24 Segments of Chinese Calendar

A year is divided into 24 segments.  The 24 segments were named for agricultural uses.  It's based on the positions of the Sun on the tropical zodiac.  It states facts like:

  • when will the 4 seasons come
  • when will rain start
  • when is the hottest day
  • when is the coldest day
  • when will frost start
  • when will snow start and etc.

The following table will give you a better view:

Month Solar segments Astrology Related Festival
1 Start of Spring  
Rain Water Pisces  
2 Excited Insects    
Vernal Equinox Aries  
3 Clear and Bright Ching Ming Festival
Grain Rains Taurus  
4 Start of Summer    
Grain Fills Gemini  
5 Grain in Ear  
Summer solstice Cancer  
6 Slight Heat    
Great Heat Leo  
7 Start of Autumn  
Still Hot Virgo  
8 White Dew    
Autumnal Equinox Libra  
9 Cold Dew  
Frost Descends Scorpio  
10 Start of Winter    
Light Snow Sagittarius  
11 Heavy Snow  
Winter Solstice Capricorn Winter Solstice
12 Little Cold    
Severe Cold Aquarius  

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