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HONG KONG CALENDAR

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JANUARY

01 : New Year's Day

As 01st Jan is a Sunday, Monday 02nd Jan is given as a substitution public holiday.

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

27 : The day preceding Lunar New Year's Day

28 : Chinese New Year

29 : The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year

30 : The third day of the Lunar New Year

31 : The fourth day of the Lunar New Year


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FEBRUARY

11 : Spring Lantern festival

Spring Lantern festival
Spring Lantern festival
The Spring Lantern Festival begins fifteen days after New Year's Day. It is celebrated with lantern shows.

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MARCH

10 : Hung Shing Festival

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



APRIL

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.


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14 : Good Friday

15 : The day following Good Friday

17 : Easter Monday

19 : Birthday of Tin Hau

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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30 : 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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MAY

01 : National Labour day

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

03 : 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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30 : 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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JUNE

No public holidays during this month.




JULY

01 : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

17 : Birthday of Kwan Tai




AUGUST

28 : Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je

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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SEPTEMBER

05 : 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.

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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.

02 : The day following the National Day

04 : Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival

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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05 : The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

05 : 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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28 : Chung Yeung Festival




NOVEMBER

No public holidays during this month.




DECEMBER

22 : 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

26 : The first weekday after Christmas Day

31 : New Year's Eve




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