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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 > January

Weather in Hong Kong: January

If you are visiting Hong Kong in January you will find the weather to be generally very cool, but it is somewhat luck whether or not it will be clear and bright.  On a sunny day it may go up to 20C (68F), more likely to be around 16C (61F) but during the middle of the night drop to 10C (50F).  There will be big differences between day and night and you’ll need a jacket.

Most years January has weather that is good for going out, it is a continuation of the good autumn and winter weather, but in some years it gets cloudy and there is some rain; though rarely heavy.  Average rainfall in January is about 24mm and it's not typhoon season.

Days of bright sunshine are common though sadly the sky is rarely solid blue these days.  That’s more about air pollution than the mist or fog.  You may get lucky though with a clear windy day when it blows the filth away!

Towards the end of the month we sometimes have the Lunar New Year, depending upon the Lunar Calendar as most years it falls in February.  Read my page on February weather in Hong Kong to read about the weather during the Chinese New Year.


Do you know: Chinese New Year sometimes falls in January. Check out the calendar of this year to find out.

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