There are the art festivals, world class sports events, concerts and performances whether classical, pop, or cantonese opera, food festivals and the fascinating local festivals which besides the spectacular and colorful celebrations, can give such a unique glimpse into traditional Chinese and local life, Hong Kong's living culture.
Here we list the top festivals, holidays and events every month to help you plan your stay in the city. Be sure to check the listings for the month of your visit:
During the most popular events and festivals it might be a bit difficult to find a reasonable hotel as prices skyrocket, and getting to and out of the city might be a problem as flights and trains are running at full capacity.
This is particularly true during the Chinese New Year celebrations in January/February and on National Day in October.
Also check these Ongoing Hong Kong Culture Events offering an array of FREE programmes ranging from tai chi classes, lion dance demonstrations, etc.
The Hong Kong annual holiday schedule reflects both Chinese and Western legacies, we get to celebrate two New Year's days! Some holidays have their roots in centuries of tradition whereas others are the result of recent developments up to the formation of the Special Administrative Region. The dates of the Chinese Festivals will vary from year to year since they are based on the Lunar Calendar.
New Year's Day - January 1, 2013
Chinese New Year - February 10 - 13, 2013
Easter - March 29 - April 1, 2013
Ching Ming Festival - April 4, 2013
Labour Day - May 1, 2013
Lord Buddha's Birthday - May 17, 2013
Dragon Boat Festival - June 12, 2013
Anniversary of Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR - July 1, 2013
Day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - September 20, 2013
National Day - October 1, 2013
Day following Chung Yeung Festival - October 14, 2013
Christmas - December 25 - 26, 2013
| Hong Kong Cricket Sixes | Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships |
| Great Outdoors Hong Kong | Hong Kong International Races |
| Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair | Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair |
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