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Chinese Festivals

Hong Kong’s influential Chinese heritage gives the city an enduring dedication to ancient festivities. Whether these take the form of quiet family affairs or public spectacles complete with glowing lanterns, crowded temples, dancing lions and fiery dragons, Chinese festivals are the most vibrant expressions of the city’s soul.

Lunar MonthFestivalLunar DatesWestern Date
20172018
First Moon Chinese New Year Day 1
Jan
28
Feb
16
Birthday of Che Kung Day 2
Jan
29
Feb
17
Spring Lantern Festival Day 15
Feb
11
Mar
2
Second Moon Hung Shing Festival Day 13
Mar
10
Mar
29
Third Moon Ching Ming Festival     -
Apr
4
Apr
5
Birthday of Tin Hau Day 23
Apr
1 9
May
8
Fourth Moon Cheung Chau Bun Festival Day 5–9
30 Apr
to
4 May
May
19-23
Birthday of Buddha Day 8
May
3
May
22
Birthday of Tam Kung Day 8
May
3
May
22
Fifth Moon Dragon Boat Festival Day 5
May
30
Jun
18
Sixth Moon Birthday of Kwan Tai Day 24
Jul
17
Aug
5
Seventh Moon Seven Sisters Festival Day 7
Aug
28
Aug
17
The Hungry Ghost Festival Day 15
Sep
5
Aug
25
Eighth Moon Mid-Autumn Festival Day 15
Oct
4
Sep
24
Monkey God Festival Day 16
Oct
5
Sep
25
Birthday of Confucius Day 27
Oct
16
Oct
6
Ninth Moon Chung Yeung Festival Day 9
Oct
28
Oct
17
Eleventh Moon Winter Solstice Festival    -
Dec
22
Dec
22

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