HONG KONG CALENDAR
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01 : New Year's Day
02 : Day following the first day of January
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated festival in Hong Kong.
21 : The day preceding Lunar New Year's Day
22 : Chinese New Year
23 : The second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year
23 : Birthday of Che Kung
24 : The third day of the Lunar New Year
25 : The fourth day of the Lunar New Year FEBRUARY
05 : Spring Lantern festival
Spring Lantern festival
The Spring Lantern Festival is happening on the 15
th day of the Lunar New Year.
It is celebrated with lantern shows.
04 : Hung Shing Festival
This festival falls on the 13 th
day of the second lunar month.
Hung Shing Festival
Celebrations are worth seeing in the village of Ho Sheung Heung in the New Territories.
05 : 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.
07 : Good Friday
08 : The day following Good Friday
10 : Easter Monday
01 : National Labour day
The first day of May is a public holiday commemorating the workers.
12 : Birthday of Tin Hau
This festival falls on the 23 rd
day of the third lunar month.
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.
24-27 : 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 on May-26.
26 : 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.
26 : Birthday of Tam Kung
Birthday of Tam Kung
The Birthday of Tam Kung falls on the 08
day of the fourth lunar month.
22 : Tuen Ng day / 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.
01 : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
10 : Birthday of Kwan Tai
This festival falls on the 24 th
day of the sixth lunar month.
22 : Seventh Goddess' Day / Tsat-je
This festival falls on the 07 th
day of the seventh lunar month.
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.
29 : Hungry Ghosts Festival / Yue Lan / 盂蘭節
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 14
th night of the seventh lunar month.
29 : Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival
This festival falls on the 15 th
day of the eighth lunar month.
Like the Chinese Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn festival
is a major festival, celebrated by Chinese all over the world.
30 : Monkey God Festival
This festival falls on the 16 th
day of the eighth lunar month.
Monkey God Festival
In Hong Kong, the Monkey God festival is a major Buddhist and Taoist event.
01 : National Day
National Day in Hong Kong is related to the creation of the People's Republic of China on October 1
On that day there are magnificent fireworks over Victoria harbour.
23 : Chung Yeung Festival
No public holidays during this month.
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
26 : The first weekday after Christmas Day
31 : New Year's Eve
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