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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




Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > South Side > Aberdeen


Named after the famous place in Scotland this is a small district on the south side of Hong Kong island which is sometimes called "Aberdeen Fishing Village" because it does indeed have a fishing fleet, and it was originally a village.

Most famous for the Jumbo Floating restaurant which is built on a stationary barge in the harbour it is also an easy place to go and see a little of the floating fisherman life which used to be so important in Hong Kong.  You won't see any traditional junks though, all the commercial fisherman use big boats which are modeled after the ones used by the Scottish Aberdeen fisherman!

Children's party in the Aberdeen Marina Club BallroomIt is also home to the Aberdeen Boat Club which is a members only boating club, and is next to the Aberdeen Marina Club which is an even fancier members only club.  Nearby is also the back entrance to Ocean Park, in fact if you take the free shuttle bus 888 from one side of Ocean Park to the other you end up passing those two clubs.

View of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant from the Aberdeen Boat Club showing high-rise buildings in the background and expensive yachts (moored at the Aberdeen Marina) in the foreground.

Across the bridge from Aberdeen is Ap Lei Chau, a small residental island which today is most famous for the Horizon Plaza shopping centre. Find furniture shops and outlet shops selling branded discount fashions and accessories.

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