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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 21 Oct
Winter Solstice 22 Dec
Christmas Day 25 Dec
Boxing Day 26 Dec


Hong Kong Festivals 2016
Hong Kong Festivals 2017




Tips and Frequently Asked Questions about HK

Here is  a list of frequently asked questions. Hope it help you to get by in Hongkong.  :-)

  1. I arrived Hong Kong, what next?  How to leave the Hong Kong Airport?
  2. What is Octopus card?
  3. When are the public holidays / festivals in Hon Kong?
  4. When do I tip?  And how much?
  5. Where can I change money? Can I withdraw money from ATM machine in Hongkong?
  6. What to buy in Hong Kong?  When do they close?
  7. I heard Hong Kong's toilets are not very clean, is it true?
  8. How to identify fake monks or nuns?
  9. If you are going to live in HK for a while, what are the choices of bank?
  10. Is Hong Kong safe?


Public Holidays

On public holidays, banks, post offices and offices are closed but shops and restaurants open almost all year round.  (Unlike in England on Sunday and public holidays ALL shops are closed and you have fewer choices of restaurants!!!!) 

It's always safer to have an extra credit card around.



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