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Public Holidays & Festivals 2014 & 2015

March 2015

Event. Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. This year Friday 27th to Sunday 29th.


April 2015

Public Holiday. Good Friday is on the 3rd and I have it from a very reliable source that it's on....Friday!

Public Holiday. Ching Ming Festival is on the Sunday. So the following day Monday the 6th is the public holiday

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. For Easter Monday the public holiday is on the 7th, so exceptionally the holiday is on Tuesday. So in total, including the weekend, five days in all, make the most of the long break.


May 2015

Public Holiday. Labour Day on the 1st falls on a Friday, 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 10th. If you've forgotten to book a table at her favourite restaurant, you're in serious trouble!

Public Holiday. Buddha's Birthday is on Monday 25th May. The Monastery and statue on Lantau Island will be very busy.

June 2015

Public Holiday. Tuen Ng Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival is on Saturday 20th. 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.


July 2015

Public Holiday. It's a Wednesday, 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.


August 2015

Festival. Hungry Ghost Festival is on Monday 28th.


September 2015

Public Holiday. Monday 28th, the day after Mid-Autumn Festival


October 2015

Public Holiday. Thursday 1st, National China Day.

Public Holiday. Wednesday 21st, Chung Yeung Festival, also known as Autumn Remembrance, a day to respect and remember ancestors.


November 2015

Sorry, nothing official going on this month ....


December 2015

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.


January 2016

Public Holiday. New Year's Day is on Friday, so long weekend ahead. Plenty of time to sort out that extra special hangover.


February 2016

Public Holiday. Spring Festival, the gazetted public holiday dates for the year of the monkey are Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th, so a seroius long weekend. 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.

Not official....

Don't forget it's Valentine's Day on Thursday the 14th. For flowers you want Fa Yuen Street Flower Market in Mong Kok.


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.

Hong Kong public holidays

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