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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

Markets Browsing in HK:

Kowloon side:

Near Prince Edward MTR station:

  • Flower Market - streets full of flower shops (both cut flowers and pot plants)
  • Aquariums Market - streets full of aquarium
  • Bird Garden / Bird Market - Shops selling birds and retired people sit round to compare their pet birds
  • Fa Yuen Street - located near Prince Edward MTR station, it sells both food plus clothes, toys and all sorts of things.


Near Mongkok MTR station:

  • Ladies' Lane - local low to medium priced trendy clothes, t-shirts and accessories.

Near Yau Ma Tei MTR station:

  • Jade market

Hong Kong Island side:

Central/Western HK:

Old Western Market - Used to be a wet market for the locals, now becomes a tourist attraction that holds no more fresh fish or vegetables.

Southern HK:

Stanley Market - One of the most touristy place in HK.  Great place for buying souvenirs but don't expect the quality to be very high..

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