Welcome to the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Luna zodiac.  A great year for those born in 1995, 1983, 1971 or any of the other pig years.  Although they are supposed to be a little slow they are also emotional and intelligent just like the animal they are named after.

Hong Kong 2019 Festival Calendar
Festival celebrated in HK Date in 2019 Public Holiday Notes
The first day of January 1 Jan Y Tue

Chinese New Year of the Pig 5 Feb Y Tue
The second day
of the Chinese Lunar New Year and Che Kung’s Birthday
6 Feb Y* Wed
The third day of the Lunar New Year
7 Feb Y Thur – traditional wisdom advises
people not to visit  friends and relatives today to avoid
argument because everybody starts to get tired.
Spring Lantern Festival / Yuen Siu 19 Feb N Tue – Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day
Chinese Groundhog Day 6 Mar N Excited Insect solar segment
Ching Ming Festival 5 Apr Y Fri
Good Friday 19 Apr Y Easter holiday
The day following Good Friday 20 Apr Y
Easter Monday 22 Apr Y
Birthday of Tin Hau 27 Apr N Sat – worship of sea god Tin Hau by
seamen all over Hong Kong
Labour Day 1 May Y Wed
Buddha’s Birthday and
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Tam Kung’s Birthday
12 May Y Sun –  public holiday for the birthday of the Buddha – 8th day of the 4th lunar month
Weekday after Buddha’s birthday 13 May Y Mon – holiday because Buddha’s
birthday falls on Sunday.
Tuen Ng / Dragon Boat Festival 7 Jun Y Fri – 5th day of 5th lunar month
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 1 July Y Mon
Kwan Tai / Kwan Gon’s Birthday 26 Jul N Fri – 24th day of 6th lunar month
Seventh Goddess’ Day / Tsat-je 7 Aug N 7th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Ghosts Festival 
/ Yue Lan
14 Aug N 14th day of 7th lunar month
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival 13 Sep N Fri – eat mooncake, play with
lanterns and admire the moon this evening.
The day after Mid-Autumn Festival Monkey
King Festival
14 Sep Y Sat – this is the public holiday
the day after the festival for people to sleep in!- Monkey
King birthday:16th day of 8th lunar month
Confucius’ Birthday/Teacher’s Day 25 Sep N Wed – 27th day of 8th lunar month
Chinese National Day 1 Oct Y Tue
Chung Yeung Festival 7 Oct Y Mon – hiking and grave sweeping day
so beware of hill fire.
Winter Solstice 22 Dec N Sun
Christmas Day
25 Dec Y Wed
Boxing Day 26 Dec Y Thur

See also Festivals 2018 and Festivals 2020

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