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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 > Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail

Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail

The Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail is a heritage trail set up through the central areas of Hong Kong island, running from Central to Western district.  Established by the Western District Council in 1996 to commemorate Dr Sun's birth 130 years ago. All the places were already there and mostly signed already but because of the lack of a unified identification system, visitors found it difficult to visit them all.  Hence the official trail with maps and points to the next stop to see.

It wasn't entirely completed until 2006 with the opening of the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which brought together the district councils, the government Architecture services, and the Tourism board.

Totaling 3.3km it is a walking tour which is designed to start along Bonham Road and take you all the way to D'Aguilar street hitting in between the places of significance to Dr Sun.  Just the walk itself can take up to two ours.

Places of particular interest are the Hong Kong College of Medicine, now part of the HK University, which is where Dr Sun studied medicine.  There are panels on the walls near the entrance that detail the relationship between HKU and Dr Sun in those days.

Given that in general HK is not a big place on recognizing it's own history this is one of the few examples to see even if it is rather "virtual" in that you are going to the place were historical buildings used to be, but are no longer there.

If you complete the walk as planned at D'Aguilar street then a walk down hill and to Lan Kwai Fong and get a drink would be a good idea particularly in summer!

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