World class sports events... concerts and performances... art fairs and food carnivals... and the fascinating local festivals with their spectacular colorful celebrations...
Join In, Relish, Be Amazed...
There is such
a wide range of exciting happenings and top notch events throughout the year in Hong Kong, it seems there is always something going on. Hong Kong has
become the events mecca of Asia.
Of special interest to visitors are the spectacular and colorful cultural celebrations, the dragon parades, lion dances, dragon boat racing... These are events packed with energy and vitality and 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.
Here we list the top festivals, holidays and events by month and category to help you plan your stay in the city.
Be sure to check the
listings for the time 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, if you wait too long 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.
Bun Towers, Lion Dances, Lively Parades, and the Bun Scrambling Contest ...colorful and unique and certainly one of the liveliest of Hong Kong Festivals, a week full of folklore and tradition set in picturesque Cheung Chau Island More...
Christmas might not be a typical Chinese holiday but the territory certainly embraces any chance to celebrate, shop and enjoy great food, and Hong Kong is clearly a magnet to visitors during this season. More...
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
Colorful Traditions... Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong
Rich in tradition and history, Chinese Festivals are the life-blood of Chinese life and culture in Hong Kong.
These are some of our favourite festivals where you can enjoy the parades, lion dances, wonderful foods, shiny decorations, noisy firecrackers! If
you happen to be around these times, do not miss them!
The number and variety of Hong Kong Trade Shows, Conventions and Fairs continues to rise as Hong Kong has established
itself as one of the world's leading and most vibrant exhibition venues. Some of Hong Kong Fairs and Trade Shows are the largest of their kind in the world.
For visitors in general, Hong Kong trade shows and fairs might present a special opportunity to witness some of the extrordinary venues,
some events might offer shopping opportunities, special demonstrations and the latest innovations in the related fields. Here are some to consider
that are open to the general public as well as trade visitors.