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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
Buddhaís 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 > August

Weather in Hong Kong: August 

August weather is probably the hottest part of the year and the time when locals are starting to get really tired of summer and wishing for autumn cool weather to come to Hong Kong.  Being the school holidays many people leave for vacations during this time, expatriates often return to their European or American homes to get the good summer weather of those places and escape the HK heat.

In August, the maximum temperature may reach 32C (90F).  Typhoons are just as common as they are during July but same as in that month the skies are mostly clear, sunny and very hot.

Humidity continues to be very high though it does not lead to mists or fogs like in March simply because itís so hot and the sun is shining so brightly.

Bring plenty of suntan lotion during August.  If you donít mind looking like a little old Chinese lady you can also carry an umbrella for shade!  Actually it isnít just the old ladies, increasingly a lot of local young ladies would like to stay pale.  Being pale is preferred in Chinese society.  It's undesirable to look like a tanned peasant.

This is the last month of the year with a high chance of a Typhoon.

> Click here for weather of Hong Kong in September


Do you know: Mid Autumn Festival is coming.  As for lunar festivals that are not public holiday, we have Kwan Tai's Birthday, Seventh Goddess Day and Hungry Ghosts Festivals.  Check out the stories of these legendary festivals!

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