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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




Home > Festivals > Cheung Chau Bun festival > 2008

Bun Festival 2008 and Photos

Check out the schedule for the bun tower climbing competition this year.

Date / Time

Events (located at the soccer pitch outside Pak Tai Temple)

26 Apr 08 2pm - 5pm Training on climbing the bun towers - provided by the Hong Kong Mountaineering Union.
27 Apr 08 10am - 5pm
3 May 08 10am - 1pm
3 May 08 2pm - 6pm Selection of Finalists - 12 applicants who have completed the training and have reached the designated height of the bun tower and hit the object required within the shortest time will be allowed to enter the competition.
12 May 08 midnight Bun Scrambling competition:
To win, one has to collect as much as possible the highest scores buns within the specified time.  In case of a tie, their scores in the selection of finalists will be used.



Photos of the Festival 2008

Freshly baked buns.

Some people may prefer the clean fresh buns than the blessed one from the bun towers.

Worshipping the 3 gods.

The jock sticks are as tall as a person.


Food and wine for worshipping.

Buns for the ghosts.

This particular Chinese opera wishes everybody on Cheung Chau healthy, happy and prosperity.

Outside the temple there were some people playing Kung Fu, among which 2 were westerners!

Old traditional Chinese street stall - flour dolls

Sedan for the god.

"The towers" - which look identical every year.

This is how you get a good picture or video of the festival procession.

The procession didn't start until 2p.m. from the temple but these people were occupying good seat for themselves at 11a.m.

Getting ready - this is the "float" where the child sits.

The float

The float

Child dressed as Olympic athlete for the Beijing 2008 Olympic

The float

The child was actually sitting down though the garment covers the chair.

Monkey king


"bun tower" for the climbers


Details and Photos of HK Cheung Chau Bun Festival of other years:



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