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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 > Outlying Islands > Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau

Most famous for the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in May every year it is also the oldest continuously inhabited island in Hong Kong, even longer than Hong Kong Island.

Hence many old families of Hong Kong can trace their ancestry to Cheung Chau residents, which explains why on the grave sweeping festivals of Ching Ming and Chung Yeung a lot of people visit Cheung Chau to sweep the graves of their ancestors.

You can get there by ferry from Central District, and from Cheung Chau you can also take the Inter-Island ferry to Lantau and Peng Chau.

Cheung Chau used to be a fishing village but now most residents there work on land. The small community of fishermen no longer live on the boats either.  They now have moved to land and have their own flats. Whenever there is a Chinese festival you may see all fishermen come back to Cheung Chau and the harbour is full of boats.  On special occasion, they will fly lots of flags on the boats and make the harbor very colorful.




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