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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 > Wanchai

Wanchai aka Wan Chai

Sometimes still considered HongKon's "red light district" -- though really it hasn't been a real red light district since the 70's.  The bars moved to Lan Kwai Fong in the 80's and the strip clubs moved to Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui, while the brothels moved to Sham Shui Po and Yau Ma Tai.

So what's left in Wanchai is small office buildings, furniture shops, art shops, household repair and decoration -- both retail and wholesale in each of those areas.

A few historic relics are left behind in Wanchai -- and I don't mean the very few "go-go bars" -- there is a Pak Tai Temple with a three metres copper image of Pak Tai as well as Chai Kung Woot Fat Temple, or the Temple of the Living Buddha.  Hong Kong's oldest Postoffice building is also in Wanchai.

Tai Yuen Street gives a strong local flavour.  Over 100 stalls there selling all kinds of things - household goods, dry goods, Chinese herbs and toys.  Unfortunately, the government is planning to rebuild the area and move these stalls into neat new indoor market.  I fully understand it's more hygienic and looks neater and cleaner, but it loses the atmosphere!

If you are looking for modern culture then there are also the Hong Kong Arts Centre which is really very nice, inside at least, and the Academy for Performing Arts (APA) which has a nice little coffee shop that most people don't know about.

For the geeks a visit to the Wanchai Computer Arcade would be a good side trip.

The Golden Bauhinia Square is in Wanchai but right on the northern side and inconvenient to get to by walking.

Click here for a list of hotels in Wanchai.

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