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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

Chinese souvenir:

What things to buy?  How about:

  • Chinese tea
    You may even consider a good quality tea pot to go with it.
  • Chinese dry mushrooms
  • Silk garment: 'cheung sam' (traditional ladies' dress with embroidery) or night gowns
  • Chinese embroidery
    This includes linen clothes, linen table cloth, quilt covers, cushion covers and etc.
  • Jade
    Jade can cost from $20 to several tens of thousand dollars.  Unless you really know what you are doing, don't invest more than $1,000.  Go to the Chinese Emporium like Chinese Arts and Craft or big famous goldsmith to avoid fake ones.
  • Chinese calligraphy / painting
    When I said Chinese calligraphy, I don't mean the rainbow calligraphy or your name in Chinese.  The rainbow calligraphy is not too bad but it's a pure invention for tourists.  It's not a standard Chinese font.  As for those name in Chinese, the quality of the handwriting is real bad.  It's about an average high school kids' standard.  I would rather they print the Chinese characters for the name using a standard computer font than selling it as a piece of calligraphy art.
  • pure gold


These are the Chinese specific shops where you can get most of the above items:

  • Chinese Arts and Craft
    It sells clothes, embroidery, jade, precious stones and crafty stuff only.  No food.
  • Chinese Resources
    Silk, clothes, embroidery, food, tea and Chinese medicine can be found here.
  • Stanley Market
    One of the most touristy places in HK.  Great place for buying souvenirs, but if you want good quality crafty stuff, go to Hollywood road or Chinese Arts and Craft.
  • Hollywood Road
    Hollywood Road is full of crafty Asian / Chinese style furniture including real and imitation antiques.

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