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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
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The day following Ching Ming Festival 6 Apr
Good Friday 3 Apr
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Easter Monday 6 Apr
Labour Day 1 May
Birthday of Tin Hau 11 May
Buddhaís 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
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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > South Side > Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay

When people talk about Repulse Bay, which is on the South Side of Hong Kong Island, they are normally talking about the whole area, not just the bay itself.  It's a upper middle class residential area with many of the tower blocks of appartments you'll see elsewhere in Hong Kong, but larger and nicer quality instead.

The bay itself has a nice beach and is a common place for people anywhere in Hong Kong island to go for a swim, it is an official public beach which means there are lifeguards and a shark net, changing rooms and showers and so on.

There also used to be a very nice old colonial style hotel called the Repulse Bay Hotel which had a typical colonial style verandah on which one could sit and be served afternoon tea in the traditional English style.  Unfortunately the hotel was demolished in the 1980's to make way for one of those big apartment blocks I mentioned.  But they did rebuild a replica of the verandah (aka veranda) which is now a nice restaurant called "The Verandah".

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