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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 > What's it like in HK > HongKong Weather > May

Weather and Temperature in Hong Kong: May

During May in Hong Kong the real summer weather normally starts.  Temperature averages 26-28C (78F - 82F) with over 80% humidity so many people may find it hot.  In a few years it can still be cool but generally it would be hot.

During the middle of the month we will have Buddha's birthday and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival.  Though I can remember a couple of years where then has been light rain during the Bun Festival on most occasions it has been really extremely hot.

The humidity goes up a lot at this time too so the heat seems even more.  The children who perform on the floats during the Bun Festival often have to be sheltered with umbrellas and fanned continuously during the parade.

No matter where you come from you won’t need more than shorts and t-shirt clothing to cope with the weather during May in Hong Kong. 

> Click here for weather of Hong Kong in June


Do you know: Next month we have Dragon Boat Festival. Lots of dragon boat races before and after the festival day.

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