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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

Weather in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is officially "Subtropical" and has four distinct seasons though autumn is always a bit too short.  I often feel that I have hardly enjoyed the cool dry weather of autumn and winter has arrived!  Everybody has their favourite time for weather in Hong Kong but you won't find many locals who are happy with the summer time!  Of course every year is different and the comments I have made in the pages listed below are rough guides.  Sometimes we talk about how summer is early or late this year, or how it is unusually hot or cold at one time of the year.  In fact most Hong Kong people will talk about the weather in terms of festivals -- like "don't put away your winter clothes until you have eaten dragon boat festival dumplings".  That is a traditional saying.

Whatever the weather though there is plenty to do in Hong Kong because really most people here are not big on the great outdoors.  Shopping in malls or eating in restaurants are really more the things that people here want to do. Of course there are some people who do outdoor things -- BBQ is popular as is swimming and hiking.  But it is probably on a much shorter and smaller scale than you would be used to in USA or Europe etc.  e.g. "Hiking" would mean walking on a paved path for 2 or three hours, to get to an official picnic site, not a few days camping like you do in the west!

I'm generalizing here please so if you are from HK and are really a big hiking fan don't complain to me!  :)

We do care more about the seasons rather than the weather itself -- like almost nobody goes to the beach after the official summer is over, even though the beaches actually are still sunny and the sea water is warm. 

Four seasons in Hong Kong

Weather in HongKong each month




During the summer large storms called Typhoons may hit Hong Kong. Read about the Hong Kong Typhoon Season here.

For details on current weather in Hong Hong you should check with the Hong Kong Observatory or the Weather Underground.

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