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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 21 Oct
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec


Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017




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Shopping in Hong Kong   

Attention:  It's against the law if the shop charges differently from what's on the price tag.  Call the Consumer Council 2929 2222 if negotiation with the shop fails. 


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

Shops that locals go to for their everyday shopping:

  • Fast food shops
  • 24-hour convenient shops
  • Department stores
  • Book shops
  • Toy shops

Market Browsing:

  • Flower Market
  • Bird Market
  • Aquariums Market
  • Local food and goods market
  • Ladies' Lane
  • old Western Market
  • Open Air Markets:
    - PokFuLam Market: 3rd Sunday of the month at CyberPort Level 4, 10am-5pm
    - Discovery Bay Market: 1st Sunday of the month at the Piazza near ferry pier, 10am-5pm
    For more details, see www.openairhk.com
  • Fair - before Chinese new year (biggest one in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay)


Other shopping:



It's always safer to have an extra credit card around.

























Not coming to Hong Kong yourself but want to go shopping in Hong Kong anyway?  There is a way!  Go to this site -- http://www.hkshop.com/ -- they will shop for you, and send the goods to wherever you are.  It's a great idea isn't it?

If you can't even do that then get a flavour of what HK is like by watching some HK movies.  The film industry in Hong Kong is very well developed considering how small the place is and puts out some high quality films that are watched by the Chinese community around the world, as well as occasionally breaking out into US or European markets.  One currently in production which is getting some great buzz is the Banquet kung Fu movie starring Ziyi Zhang, Daniel Wu and Ge.  Said to be based on a loose adaptation of Hamlet it is set in ancient china and of course features some serious martial arts scenes.




























































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