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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




Old Western Market

Once a "wet market" this historic building now holds the cloth sellers that used to be hawkers in The Lanes but were moved out in the late 80's.

It is a bit out of the way, in "western district" -- which you cannot reach by MTR -- but if you are a sewer, a seamstress, a dress maker or just love fabric then you should certainly make the trip out to the old Western Market.

Take a taxi and tell them you want to go to the old Western Market -- don't go to the new one unless you want to buy fresh fish or a live chicken!

If you want to get there in a more stylish way take a tram!  The tram goes right past the market and it is easy to spot -- the only dull red brick colonial style building in that area which is otherwise made up of very boring mid-height office towers.

I'm not sure if you'll really find any "deals" as such, but it sure is impressive walking around building seeing bolts and bolts of cloths of all kind, silks in every colour, velvets, crepes and plenty of Italian suit fabric too.

On the ground floor there is a small notions shop, nothing special, as well as some antique shops with postcards, watches and jewelry from probably not a 100 years ago, but at least 50!

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