Experiencing a major Chinese festival in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Festival
Is an enchanting and mesmerising adventure.

Hong Kong's major traditional festivals are colourful and noisy affairs, at which thousands upon thousands of people turn out to join the celebrations. Fireworks, festive feasting, lion and dragon dancers, incense smoke, Chinese opera, mah jong, fortune-telling, carnivals and parades come together in a variety of combinations to create a uniquely festive atmosphere seen nowhere else in the world.

The festivals are among the best ways to experience the unique culture of this modern East-meets-West destination. There are festivals throughout the year that you are sure to enjoy.

Join a tour group to get the best seats in the house during any of the city's festivals.


 Lunar Month  Festival  Lunar Dates  Western Dates 
 First Moon  Chinese New Year  Day 01 8 Feb
28 Jan
First Moon Birthday of Che Kung Day 02 9 Feb
29 Jan
 First Moon  Spring Lantern Festival  Day 15 22 Feb
 Second Moon  Hung Shing Festival  Day 13 21 Mar
10 Mar
 Third Moon  Ching Ming Festival  # 4 Apr
4 Apr
 Third Moon  Birthday of Tin Hau  Day 23 29 Apr
19 Apr
 Fourth Moon  Cheung Chau Bun Festival  Day 05-09 11-15 May 30 Apr - 4 May
 Fourth Moon  Birthday of Lord Buddha  Day 08 14 May
3 May
 Fourth Moon  Birthday of Tam Kung  Day 08 14 May
3 May
 Fifth Moon  Dragon Boat Festival  Day 05 9 Jun
30 May
 Sixth Moon  Birthday of Kwan Tai  Day 24 27 Jul
17 Jul
 Seventh Moon  Seven Sisters Festival  Day 07 9 Aug
28 Aug
 Seventh Moon  Yue Laan (Hungry Ghost) Festival  Day 15 17 Aug
5 Sep
 Eighth Moon  Mid-Autumn Festival  Day 15 15 Sep
4 Oct
 Eighth Moon  Monkey God Festival  Day 16 16 Sep 5 Oct
 Eighth Moon  Birthday of Confucius  Day 27 27 Sep
16 Oct
 Ninth Moon  Chung Yeung Festival  Day 09 9 Oct
28 Oct
 Eleventh Moon  Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice) Festival  / 21 Dec
22 Dec


# No lunar date. Follows Winter Solstice by 105 days.