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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
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Home > Sightseeing > Districts > Hong Kong Island > HK Zoological & Botanical Garden

HK Zoological & Botanical Garden

The HK Zoological and Botanical Garden can be traced back to 1876 for exhibiting animals.  Further expansion in the 70s enables the garden to cater for more animals, including endangered species. 

Most children in HK have been to the Botanical Garden, no matter as a family outing or school outing.  It's because it's the only place that exhibits animals and birds for free.  In the 70s, there was an entertainment park called "Lai Yuen" in Kowloon side which had standard zoo animals like tiger, giraffe and bear but it's very basic and in a way the animals were quite cruelly placed in  small cages.  With the opening of Ocean Park in 1977, people have more choices but then Ocean Park shows mostly sea animals.  Thus, the Zoological and Botanical Garden still has its own attractions.

Nowadays, the Garden is home to over 600 birds and 70 mammals and 40 reptiles.  There is also a greenhouse which displays over 150 species including orchids, insect eating plants, water plants and house plants.

Pick up a copy of "Tree Walk at the Garden" at the entrance.  It shows you the various kinds of trees and where you can find them in the garden.  This includes Araucaria heterophylla, Chorisia speciosa, Cinnamomum camphora and Michelia alba, to name a few.

How to get there:

From Central: bus no. 3B, 12, 13
From Admiralty: bus no. 12A, 12M, 40M, 40P, 40
From causeway Bay: 23A, 23B

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