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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 > Kowloon > Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui aka TST

Most commonly called TST by English speaking locals, as the whole name is a bit of a mouthfull, this is the main business and tourist district of the Kowloon peninsular.

Tsim Sha Tsui is along the Victoria Harbour.  If you catch the Star Ferry, which is a  very cheap local commuting ferry, it will take you to Central, the Central business district, and vice versa.  Therefore, Star Ferry pier is one of the popular places for people to meet up.  Outside the pier there are 5 flag poles, so many couples or friends will arrange to meet "under the 5 flag poles".

Next to the Star Ferry pier you may often find the big cruise boat "Star Cruise".  Many locals go on that for a short holiday.

Shopping: Nearby is the Ocean Terminal full of expensive shops.  Then there is Ocean Centre and several shopping arcades adjacent to each other.  Basically, you can shop till you drop in TST.  Not to mention the cheap factory outlets in Granville Road.

Park: If you are tired of shopping, you may sit down at the Kowloon park.  It's not big for American or European standard but it's a decent one in HK.There are swans, ducks, flamingoes and aviary in the park too.

With kids: Basement of Ocean Terminal has a whole section dedicated to kids.  Children's wear, toys and books can be found here. Museums may be your choice too when they are tired of your shopping.

Museums: Space Museum, Planetarium, Science Museum and HK History Museum are all in walking distance. Allow whole day for the Science Museum coz it's full of hands-on activities.

Art Museum is just next to the Planetarium and has a good art book store.

Watch Out:

  • Watch your valuables. Crowded streets equals pickpockets.
  • cheap Rolex watch? No, thank you.
  • Camera shop: look out for tricks like offering you a different brand or model than what you have asked for.  It means you have no idea how much should it cost.

    Look for warranty card, make sure it is not 'water goods'


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