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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 > Chinese New Year in HK > Lunar New Year Fireworks

Lunar New Year Fireworks

Chinese New Year Fireworks Display is around for many years.  It takes place on the second night of lunar new year above the Victoria Harbour at 8p.m.  The 20 minutes fireworks display attract both families and photographers every year, so if you want a good spot for watching or especially taking pictures, you need to arrive an hour or two early.

Good places to watch fireworks: As the fireworks were fired from boats outside Wanchai, the best place to see it is along the coast of Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Admiralty and WanChai.  I think Hung Hom may also be alright but I have never tried.  If you are a tourist, stay in one of these hotels and have a sea view, you may be able to see it comfortably in your own room or top floor of your hotel: the Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury YMCA, the Marco Polo Hotel HK, Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong, Grand Hyatt,  and someone claim that you can even see it in Harbour Plaza Hong Kong Hotel in Hung Hom.

In order to control the crowd, the police usually blocked the bridges or set up fences such that limited number of people can stay on the bridge.  Even the second floor of Star Ferry Pier in Central which normally opens to public for scenery viewing will be closed on that night.

After all, the best place to watch may be sitting at home or your hotel room and turn on the tv.  It's broadcast live and accompanied with traditional Chinese music.

Traffic control: All ferry services (ferries to outlying islands or between Hong Kong Island to Kowloon) will stop at around 7p.m. to make way for the fireworks until it's finished.

  Huge crowds gather to wait

The fireworks are very impressive

If you are by the harbour then you can hear the loud explosions

It is a good firework show


Other Chinese New Year Activities

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