Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Hong Kong Festivals and Events, Lions, Dragons, Firecrackers... a riot of colour...

It can be difficult keeping track of the top Hong Kong festivals and events, there is such a wide range of exciting happenings and top notch events throughout the year, it seems there is always something going on, Hong Kong has become the events mecca of Asia.

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...

And let's not forget the fantastic fireworks displays, a Hong Kong trademark, reserved for a handful of top happenings during the year.

Most Popular Holidays, Festivals and Events

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
February 19, 2015

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: Dragon Boat Races
Dragon Boat Festival
June 20, 2015

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: HK Film Festival
Mid Autumn Festival
September 27, 2015

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: National Day
Hong Kong
National Day
October 1, 2015

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: HK International Races
Hong Kong International Races
December TBA, 2015

Hong Kong Festivals and Events:Christmas Winterfest
Christmas Winterfest in Hong Kong
December 2015

Events by Month

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:

  • First, so you don't miss on an extraordinary spectacle should you happen to be in town during a major event
  • And second, so you plan accordingly your accomodation and transportation needs.

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 the Chinese "Golden Weeks" in May and during the National Day holidays in October.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Also check these Ongoing Hong Kong Culture Events offering an array of FREE (and almost FREE) programmes ranging from tai chi classes, lion dance demonstrations, etc.

Public Holidays i.e. Bank Holidays

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.

Hong Kong Public Holiday Calendar

Holiday 2015 2016
New Year's Day January 1, 2015 January 1, 2016
Chinese New Year February 19-21, 2015 February 8-10, 2016
Easter April 3,4,6,7, 2015 March 25-28, 2016
Ching Ming Festival April 5, 2015 April 4, 2016
Labour Day May 1, 2015 May 2, 2016
Lord Buddha's Birthday May 25, 2015 May 14, 2016
Dragon Boat Festival June 20, 2015 June 9, 2016
Anniversary of Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR July 1, 2015 July 1, 2016
Day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival September 28, 2015 September 16, 2016
National Day October 1, 2015 October 1, 2016
Chung Yeung Festival October 21, 2015 October 10, 2016
Christmas December 25-26, 2015 December 25-27, 2016

Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong

| Dragon and Lion Dance Festival | Chinese New Year | Lantern Festival |

| Well-Wishing Festival |Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair |

| Ching Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day | Tin Hau Festival | Cheung Chau Bun Festival |

| Buddha's Birthday | Birthday of Tam Kung |

| Dragon Boat Festival | Hungry Ghost Festival |

| Chung Yeung Festival | Mid Autumn-Festival |

More Hong Kong Annual Events and Holidays

| Christmas | Halloween | National Day | New Year's Eve Countdown |

Arts and Entertainment in Hong Kong

| Hong Kong Arts Festival | Asian Film Awards |

| Hong Kong International Film Festival | Hong Kong Film Award |

| Art Basel Hong Kong | Chinese Opera Festival | North Sea Jazz Festival |

Hong Kong Sports Events

| Hong Kong Marathon | Hong Kong Rugby Sevens |

| Hong Kong Cricket Sixes | Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships |

| Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races |

| Great Outdoors Hong Kong | Hong Kong International Races |

Hong Kong Trade Shows and Fairs

| Hong Kong Flower Show | Hong Kong Book Fair | Art Basel Hong Kong |

| Hong Kong Food Expo | Hong Kong Electronics Fair |

| Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair | Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair |

| Hong Kong International Jewellery Show | Ani-Com and Games HK |


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