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HONG KONG CALENDAR

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JANUARY

01 : New Year's Day



FEBRUARY
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated festival in Hong Kong.

11 : The day preceding Lunar New Year's Day

12 : Chinese New Year

13 : The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

13 : Birthday of Che Kung

14 : The third day of the Lunar New Year

15 : The fourth day of the Lunar New Year


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26 : Spring Lantern festival

Spring Lantern festival
Spring Lantern festival
The Spring Lantern Festival is happening on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. It is celebrated with lantern shows.

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MARCH

25 : Hung Shing Festival

This festival falls on the 13th day of the second lunar month.

Hung Shing Festival
Hung Shing Festival
Celebrations are worth seeing in the village of Ho Sheung Heung in the New Territories.

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APRIL

02 : Good Friday

03 : The day following Good Friday

04 : Ching Ming Festival

The Ching Ming Festival is a Chinese tradition and is a day to clean graves. People offer food to deceased relatives and burn incense.

05 : Easter Monday

05 : Day following Ching Ming Festival

As Ching Ming Festival is happening on a Sunday, Monday 05th Apr is given as a substitution public holiday being the day following Ching Ming Festival.

06 : Day following Easter Monday

As Monday is already a public holiday as the day following Ching Ming Festival, Tuesday 06th Apr is given as a substitution public holiday being the day following Easter Monday.




MAY

01 : National Labour day

The first day of May is a public holiday commemorating the workers.

04 : Birthday of Tin Hau

This festival falls on the 23rd day of the third lunar month.

Tin Hau birthday
Tin Hau birthday
Each year, Hong Kong celebrates the birthday of Tin Hau, also known as the Queen of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea.

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16-20 : Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is a living event with the famous scramble for lucky bread ("buns") and the colorful parade.

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19 : Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday
Buddha's Birthday
The year Buddhism first appeared in Hong Kong can be traced back to 428 AD when a Buddhist monk called Bui Dou arrived here and built temples in today's Tuen Mun and Yuen Long area.

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19 : Birthday of Tam Kung

Birthday of Tam Kung
Birthday of Tam Kung
The Birthday of Tam Kung falls on the 08th day of the fourth lunar month.

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JUNE

14 : Tuen Ng day / Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat festival
Dragon Boat festival
The Tuen Ng Festival is a Chinese tradition and people celebrate this festival by eating rice dumplings and having a dragon boat competition.

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JULY

01 : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day




AUGUST

02 : Birthday of Kwan Tai

This festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month.

14 : Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je

This festival falls on the 07th day of the seventh lunar month.

Seven Sisters Festival
Seven Sisters Festival
The Seven Sisters Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. Young women were supposed to pray to the deities for embroidery skills and a good husband.

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22 : Hungry Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan / 盂蘭節

Hungry Ghosts Festival
Hungry Ghosts Festival
In Hong Kong, the Hungry Ghost Festival is a major Buddhist and Taoist event. Hungry ghosts are the restless spirits of people who did not have a funeral. There is no one visiting their graves and they do not receive the gifts that Chinese people would take to their ancestors to pay respects. They miss out on food and spirit money. The Hungry Ghosts Festival is celebrated on the 14th night of the seventh lunar month.

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SEPTEMBER

21 : Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival

This festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival
Like the Chinese Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn festival is a major festival, celebrated by Chinese all over the world.

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22 : The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

02 : Monkey God Festival

Monkey God Festival
Monkey God Festival
In Hong Kong, the Monkey God festival is a major Buddhist and Taoist event.

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OCTOBER

01 : National Day

National Day
National Day
National Day in Hong Kong is related to the creation of the People's Republic of China on October 1st 1949. On that day there are magnificent fireworks over Victoria harbour.

14 : Chung Yeung Festival

As 25th October is a Sunday, Monday 26th October is given as a substitution public holiday.




NOVEMBER

No public holidays during this month.




DECEMBER

21 : Winter Solstice

Chinese families usually celebrate it by eating dumplings or eating a dish made of red beans and glutinous rice to drive away ghosts and evil spirits.

25 : Christmas Day

27 : The first weekday after Christmas Day

As the first weekday after Christmas Day is happening on a Sunday, Monday 27th Dec is given as a substitution public holiday.

31 : New Year's Eve







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