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Can you say Cock a doodle doo?  Welcome to the year of the Rooster (or Chicken) – it isn’t a great year for our lovable hens though as they get eaten, roasted, as part of the New Year dinner!

See also The 2015 Calendar and the HK Calendar 2018


Hong Kong 2017 Festival Calendar
Festival Date in 2017 Public Holiday Notes  
The first day of January 1 Jan Y Sun


Weekday after New Year Day 2 Jan Y Mon – holiday because New Year Day falls on Sunday.
Chinese New Year of the Rooster 28 Jan Y Sat – Kung Hei Fat Choy… and don’t eat too much!
The second day of theChinese Lunar New YearChe Kung’s Birthday 29 Jan Y Sun – lots of people go to Che Kung’s temple to wish for good luck for the coming year.
The third day of the Lunar New Year 30 Jan Y Mon
The second weekday after second day of CNY 31 Jan Y Tue – holiday because second day of New Year falls on Sunday.
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 11 Feb N Sat – Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day
Chinese Groundhog Day 5 Mar N Sun – Excited Insect solar segment
Ching Ming Festival 4 Apr Y Tue – beware of hill fire
Good Friday 14 Apr Y Easter
The day following Good Friday 15 Apr Y
Easter Monday 17 Apr Y
Birthday of Tin Hau 19 Apr N Wed – 23rd day of 3rd lunar month – birthday of sea god Tin Hau
Labour Day 1 May Y Mon
Buddha’s Birthday andCheung Chau Bun Festivalalso Tam Kung’s Birthday 3 May Y Wed – public holiday for birthday of Buddha – 8th day of 4th lunar month
Tuen Ng /  Dragon Boat Festival 30 May Y Tue – 5th day of 5th lunar month – want some rice dumplings?
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 Jul Y Sat
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon’s Birthday 17 Jul N 24th day of 6th lunar month
Seventh Goddess’ Day / Tsat-je 27 Aug N 7th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Ghosts Festival/ Yue Lan 4 Sep N Mon – 14th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese National Day 1 Oct Y Sun
Weekday after National Day 2 Oct Y Mon – as National Day falls on Sunday
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 4 Oct N Wed – 15th day of 8th lunar month – admire the full moon this evening!
Day after Mid-Autumn FestivalMonkey King Festival 5 Oct Y Thur – a holiday after the festival for people to sleep in!- Monkey King birthday:16th day of 8th lunar month – not widely celebrated.
Confucius’ Birthday/Teacher’s Day 16 Oct N Mon – 27th day of 8th lunar month
Chung Yeung Festival 28 Oct Y Sat – 9th day of 9th lunar month
Winter Solstice 22 Dec N Fri
Christmas Day 25 Dec Y Mon
Boxing Day 26 Dec Y Tue


See also Festivals 2016 and 2018 HK Calendar