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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




Up Markets Chinese Souvenir Electrical Applicance Pure Gold Silk/Chinese embroidery Computer Shops Everyday Shopping Furniture Factory Outlets

These are the shops that the locals go for their everyday shopping in HK:


Fast Food Chains:

    Chinese style: (serve both Chinese style dishes and localized western dishes)

  • Maxim Fast Food
  • Cafe de Coral Fast Food
  • Fairwood Fast Food

    Western style/ Snacks:

  • McDonald
  • Hardee's
  • Burger King
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Pizza Hut
  • Spaghetti House


  • Yoshinoya (Japanese beef rice set and other)


  • ParknShop 
  • Wellcome
  • China Resources (a lot less shops compare to the above two main chains)

    Supermarkets for expatriates (more western foodstuff) :
  • 'ParknShop Superstore'
  • 'City Super' (basement of Times' Square, International Finance Centre, (IFC) at Hong Kong station in Central and Ocean Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui)
  • 'Great' in the basement of Pacific Place in Admiralty
  • Oliver's in Prince's building in Central (opposite to the Mandarin Hotel)
  • Taste
  • Gourmet (Causeway Bay Lee Garden)

24 hour Convenient Shop:

  • OK
  • 7 Eleven

Department Stores:

  • Sogo (Japanese department store in Causeway Bay)
  • Jusco (Japanese department store in Tai Koo Shing)
  • Wing On (locally owned department store, headquarters in Sheung Wan)
  • Sincere (locally owned department store, headquarters in Sheng Wan)
  • Lane Crawford (super expensive high end store in IFC in Central)
  • Marks & Spencer (Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay)

Book Shops:

English Books:

  • Dynmocks (Central: Star Ferry and IFC, Windsor House in Causeway Bay)
  • Hong Kong Book Centre (Des Voeux Road in Central)
  • Page One (Times Square in Causeway Bay, Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong)
  • Pollux Discount Books Co (Hong Kong Airport Express Station, Horizon Plaza in Ap Lei Chau)

Chinese and English Books:

  • Commercial Press (Yee Woo Street in Causeway Bay)
  • Joint Publisher (Central)
  • Chung Hua (Yau Ma Ti)

Toy Shops (when you are desperate!):

  • Toysrus
    - 3/F Windsor House, Causeway Bay MTR station exit E (Mon-Sun 11am - 10pm)
    - Shop OTG23, G/F Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station exit C (Mon-Sun 11am - 9pm)
    - Shop 301, Citiplaza, Tai Koo MTR station exit E (Mon-Sun 11am - 10pm)
  • Toys Club

    Central Shop :

    15/F No.8 Queen's Road Central,

    Central, Hong Kong.


    Store hours :

    Mon - Sat            10:00 - 19:00

    Sunday & Public Holidays   11:00 - 18:00


    Ap Lei Chau Shop :

    Unit 901 Horizon Plaza, 2 Lei Wing Street,

    Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

    Tel : 28360875    Fax : 28360815


    Store hours :

    Mon - Sat            10:30 - 19:00

    Sunday  & Public Holidays  

    11:00 - 19:00

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