Hong Kong Festivals and Events

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.

Most Popular Holidays, Festivals and Events

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
January 31, 2014

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: Dragon Boat Races
Dragon Boat Festival
June 2, 2014

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: HK Film Festival
Mid Autumn Festival
September 8, 2014

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: National Day
Hong Kong
National Day

October 1, 2014

Hong Kong Festivals and Events: HK International Races
Hong Kong International Races
December 14, 2014

Hong Kong Festivals and Events:Christmas Winterfest
Christmas Winterfest in Hong Kong
December 2014

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 on National Day 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 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 2014 2015
New Year's Day January 1, 2014 January 1, 2015
Chinese New Year Jan 31-Feb 4, 2014 February 19-21, 2015
Easter April 18-21, 2014 April 3-6, 2015
Ching Ming Festival April 5, 2014 April 4, 2015
Labour Day May 1, 2014 May 1, 2015
Lord Buddha's Birthday May 6, 2014 May 25, 2015
Dragon Boat Festival June 2, 2014 June 20, 2015
Anniversary of Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR July 1, 2014 July 1, 2015
Day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival September 9, 2014 September 28, 2015
National Day October 1, 2014 October 1, 2015
Chung Yeung Festival October 2, 2014 October 21, 2015
Christmas December 25-26, 2014 December 25-26, 2015

Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong

| Dragon and Lion Dance Festival | Chinese New Year | Lantern Festival | Well-Wishing Festival |

| 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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