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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




Best Hotels for Shopping in Hong Kong

Just like Singapore, shops are everywhere in Hong Kong.  If you come to Hong Kong for shopping, try optimize your experience by staying in the right district.  For example, if you enjoy:


Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon or Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Central in Hong Kong Island provide plenty choices. 

  • In Mongkok, there are Langham Place Hotel, Tatami Hampton Hotel
  • In Tsim Sha Tsui, there are the famous Peninsula Hotel and many other hotels.
  • In Admiralty, there are Island Shangri-La and J W Marriott which both are reputable 5-star hotels.
  • In Causeway Bay, Excelsior and Park Lane are my favourite.  Best locations and good buffet.
  • Hotels in Central are even more pricey than any other part. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong and Four Seasons Hong Kong are a few to name. Ritz Carlton was a reputable one too though it has closed down now.  There are a couple guest houses which are located at not such convenient location like the Bishop Lei and YWCA.
  • Alternatively, if you like outlet shopping, Novotel Hotel Citygate is a good choice for it's right next to Citygate Mall, the mall that hosts over 80 brands' discount outlet including Nike, Burberry and Calvin Klein..

Local Markets:

There are various street markets in Hong Kong.

  • Laides Market, Flower Market, Goldfish Market, Bird Market and Fa Yuen Street (bargain street stalls) are all between Prince Edward and Mongkok.  Royal Plaza Hotel Hong Kong is within walking distance to all these markets and the MTR underground station nearby is an added advantage.
  • for Temple Street Night Market, try staying in hotels in Yau Ma Tei

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