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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 > Central > Statue Square

Statue Square

Located smack in the middle of the business district of Central Hong Kong on the island Statue Square is named after the statues which once stood there.  But the only remaining one is the statue of Sir Thomas Jackson, a banker.

Like most "squares" in Hong Kong it is not a square in the typical European sense, not a large open area like Trafalgar Square in London for example.  However it is a public place and a somewhat open space which gives excellent views of several important and impressive buildings.

To the south is the Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC, the biggest bank in the city and one of the largest in the world.  Originally named the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (hence the current name) it is often though of as "Hong Kongs bank".  The HQ building is a technical marvel if you like engineering, and certainly interesting to look at even if you are not.

As a public bank it is of course open during office hours and you might take the chance to change some money as an excuse to look around inside.

From Statue Square to the east is the current Legislative Council chamber building, which is like a "parliament" or "senate"... Or "town council" depending on how you look at it.  The building itself is a historic colonial era building originally used as a court.  Hence the large statue of blind lady justice on the roof.

Statue Square is also famous as a gathering place for off-duty Filipino domestic helpers who, on their Sunday off, look for somewhere in the city to gather.  As large numbers congregate in this public square it takes on the air of a fair or festival day.  People bring picnics and guitars, preachers take along their bibles and there is much dancing in the street.  And much litter to be picked up aftewards.

An interesting insight into an aspect of Hong Kong society that you wouldn't otherwise see a trip to Statue Square on a Sunday is recommended.  Particularly if you love Philippines culture, or simply want to feel that you have visited another country for a few hours!

During the Christmas holidays there are often decorations and various events set up in and around the square.

Getting there:

1. Walk, if you happen to be staying in the Mandarin Oriental hotel which is right next to it.

2. Take the MTR and exit from Central station

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