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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 > Dec

Weather in Hong Kong: December

In December it is very clearly winter -- and it is COLD, or at least Hong Kong people find the weather cold.  Ok so the temperature never goes down to freezing or cold by North American or European standards, but it still feels pretty bad to us.  Partly because we are all used to the warmth and partly because there is a lack of good heating, you won't find central heating in homes for example.

Hotels, restaurants and shops are heated fine though -- at least the medium to good ones.  It'll be cold in hostels, cheapie hotels, and so on.  Outdoor eating, like at the seafood restaurants in Sai Kung and Cheung Chau, will be fine in the day but may not be so comfortable in the evening.

It is Christmas time though so everybody is out shopping and there is plenty of fake plastic snow in the shops, but you won't find any real snow!

The weather actually alternates, at the rate of about one cycle per 5 days, between two types.  There is the super-cold (10C / 50F) overcast days which gradually brighten until it changes to the other type which is a warm (18-20C / 63-68F) and very bright and sunny day.  Still cold in the shade or at night, but in the day time in the sun it's actually short-sleeve weather for those of you from Europe or the US!

If you don't mind cold then actually its quite a nice time to be visiting Hong Kong.  Stay long enough to be here during some of the bright days and it's really good for photography as the sky is blue (a rarity in Hong Kong) and the air is dry (by our standards, about 60%) which makes for a better view.

Similar weather continues in January.


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