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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

   

 

 

Arriving Hong Kong

The Hong Kong International Airport is certainly one of the biggest and newest airport in the world. 

If you want to have some idea what it looks like, try their virtual tour under 'passenger guide' for arrival and departure!

Personally, I like to commute between the airport and city centre with the train "Airport Express".  It's more expensive than other transport means but:

  • The train is linked with the underground "MTR" together with the free shuttle service so it's easy to get to
  • Unlike other transport means, the train platform is right inside the airport building so it's convenient.
  • The train journey to or from city centre takes approximately 23 minutes.
  • There is free shuttle service to major hotels.  Check out the route!
  • You may check in your baggage in town up to 90 minutes before take-off. 

The next thing you may want to do is to buy a Octopus store value card.

 

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