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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




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99.99% Pure Gold

Chinese people LOVE gold and we want it as pure as possible.  24K golden jewelry are considered less desirable and that explains why the goldsmiths in HK all try to emphasize and guarantee that they sell 99.99% gold (the 9999). 


In Hong Kong, golden jewelry sometimes gives an impression of being old fashion because:

a) the shops are full of thousand-year-old looking shopkeepers
b) the old deco and layout of the shop.
c) bulky, chunky and old fashion design of jewelry

The situation has changed when about 10 years ago much more modern design on jewelry and shop front deco are introduced.  'Just Gold' is one of these.  Old brand names like 'Chow San San' follows and it not just keeps customers from the older generations, young generation like the modern design and found it fashionable too.

Other goldsmiths that are around for some time include 'King Fook' and 'Chow Tai Fook'.

Note that for modern goldsmiths, price is shown next to the product and that's what you pay.  For the old style goldsmith, however, there are prices for the gold plus workmanship charges.  It is done this way because people do sell the jewelry back to the shops even though it may be less common than the old days.  When you sell it back to them, they pay you for the gold only and you lose your payment for workmanship.

Golden Jewelry

You can get your pure golden jewelry in many forms:

  • golden necklace
  • golden pendant
    This can be a small simple sheet of gold with dragon or blessing words on, commonly as presents to new born babies of good friends and relatives.  Any other design like animal, floral or even cartoon characters are available and are purely decorative.
  • golden bracelet
    If you see a solid and substantial looking bracelet possibly with dragon or phoenix pattern, then it's a wedding present for the bride.  Go for a simple design for daily wearing.
  • golden ear rings
    Popular with boys who want to buy their girl friend jewelry but don't want to spend too much.  :-)
  • golden ring
    Unlike western culture, golden ring is not considered good enough as a wedding ring.  People tend to buy diamond ring as wedding ring these days.
  • little golden statue
    It's not really jewelry that you will wear.  Little golden statues of cartoon characters and animals, especially the 12 animals from Chinese new year are commonly seen.  Again, it makes a good present for new baby, say, a golden monkey for someone born in year of monkey.

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