Public Holiday. Ching Ming Festival is on Saturday 5th.
Festival. Cheung Chau Island Bun Festival is on the same day. Tall bamboo frames loaded with buns, then comes the mad scramble to get to the top, quite a site to see. It gets very busy with a limited amount of ferries. While you're waiting go down to the beach and watch the wind surfers or try out one of the many seafood restaurants, very good.
Public Holiday. Good Friday is on the 18th and I have it from a very reliable source that it's on....Friday!
Public Holiday. Easter Monday is on the 21st and yes you've guessed it, it's on Monday, so four days in total, make the most of the long break.
Public Holiday. Labour Day on the 1st falls on a Thursday, traditionally a day of peaceful demonstrations over labour related issues.
NOT a Public Holiday. Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday falls on the second Sunday of the month, the 11th. If you've forgotten to book a table at her favourite restaurant, you're in serious trouble!
Public Holiday. Buddha's Birthday is on Tuesday 6th May. The Monastery and statue on Lantau Island will be very busy.
Public Holiday. Tuen Ng Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is on Monday 2nd. Although this is the official day when the majority of races are held, different area's hold their races on different days. Stanley is a popular location to watch the races, but it does get very busy and takes a long time to get there and get home again.
Public Holiday. It's a Tuesday, 1st July, Hong Kong's Establishment Day. Fireworks along Victoria Harbour, absolutely fantastic! but not every year now. Also be careful, the streets do get very busy along the waterfront both on Hong Kong and Kowloon side. If it's on there will be public notice announcements during the adverts on TV.
Festival. Hungry Ghost Festival is on Sunday 10th.
Public Holiday. Tuesday 9th, the day after Mid-Autumn Festival
Public Holiday. Wednesday 1st, National China Day.
Public Holiday. Thursday 2nd, Chung Yeung Festival, also known as Autumn Remembrance, a day to respect and remember ancestors.
Sorry, nothing official going on this month ....
Public Holiday. Christmas and Boxing day fall on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th respectively, both days are gazetted public holidays, so book that long weekend early!! For children of all ages a visit to Statue Square in Central is always worth a look, every year they come up with a new theme.
Public Holiday. New Year's Day is on Thursday, so no extra time this year to sort out that hangover.
Public Holiday. Spring Festival, the gazetted public holiday dates for the year of the goat are from Thursday 19th until and including Saturday 21st. Remember to wish your Chinese friends "Kung Hei Fat Choi!" May be give your security staff "Hong Pau" or "Lai See" a lucky red envelope with a few dollars in it, new notes ideally. Traditionally these are given to single people. Check out the market in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.
Don't forget it's Valentine's Day on Saturday the 14th. For flowers you want Fa Yuen Street Flower Market in Mong Kok.
Event. Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. Normally the last weekend, subject to confirmation. So we're looking at Friday 27th to Sunday 29th. We will confirm the date when it's announced.
N.B. We haven't listed all the festivals. Others are generaly in celebration of birthday's such as Tim Hau and Confucius as examples, these are very local and held in specific areas only.
Worried you might miss an important holiday while you're in Hong Kong, got it covered, visit the world holidays website.