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2018 Hong Kong Calendar of Holidays and Events

General & Statutory Holidays

  • January 1 – The first day of January
  • February 16 – Lunar New Year’s Day
  • February 17 – The second day of Lunar New Year
  • February 19 – The fourth day of Lunar New Year
  • March 30 – Good Friday
  • March 31 – The day following Good Friday
  • April 2 – Easter Monday
  • April 5 – Ching Ming Festival
  • May 1 – Labour Day
  • May 22 – The Birthday of the Buddha
  • June 18 – Tuen Ng Festival
  • July 2 – The day following Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
  • September 25 – The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
  • October 1 – National Day
  • October 17 – Chung Yeung Festival
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – The first weekday after Christmas Day

Note: As the third day of Lunar New Year in 2018 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year is designated as a general holiday in substitution. In addition, since the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day in 2018 falls on a Sunday, the day following it is designated as a general holiday in substitution.


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Key Events

January

12 – KidFest (runs until February 11)
12 to 14 – Hong Kong Swing Festival
15 to 18 – Hong Kong Fashion Week
17 to 31 – Volvo Ocean Race and Festival
17 to 24 – Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival
21 – Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon
25 – Burn’s Night (Scotland)
26 – Australia Day (Australia)

February

9 to 11 – Longines Masters of Hong Kong
9 to 11 – Hong Kong Pet Show
11 National Day (Japan)
14 – Valentine’s Day
16 – Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival (runs until March 4)
17 – Birthday of Che Kung
20 to 25 – Hong Kong Yatchting Race Week
23 – Hong Kong Arts Festival opens (runs until March 24)

March

Hong Kong Arts Month

1 St. David’s Day (Wales)
2 – Spring Lantern Festival (aka Chinese Valentines Day)
3 World Wildlife Day Ψ
7 to 10 – Hong Kong French Theatre Festival
8 to 18 – Hong Kong Restaurant Week
8 – International Women’s Day Ψ
11 – Mother’s Day (UK)
16 to 25 – Hong Kong Flower Show
17 St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland)
19 – Hong Kong International Film Festival (runs until April 5)
23 to 26 – Asia Contemporary Art Show
20 International Day of Happiness Ψ
22 to 25 – Taste of Hong Kong
27 – Art Central Hong Kong (runs until April 1)
29 – Hung Shing Festival
29 to 31 – Art Basel

April

1 April Fools Day
6 to 8 – Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
7 World Health Day Ψ
22 International Mother Earth Day Ψ
23 – World Book Day
25 – Anzac Day
27 to 29 – Third Culture Film Festival
30 – International Jazz Day Ψ

May

Cancer Research Month
Zombie Awareness Month

TBC – Le French May
2 – The day following Labour Day
8 World Red Cross Day
8 – Birthday of Tin hau
13 – Mother’s Day
15 – International Day of Families Ψ
18 to 20 – Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
19 – FA Cup Final (Wembley)
19 to 23 – Cheung Chau Bun Festival
22 – Birthday of Tam Kung
26 – UEFA Champions League Final
31World No-Tobacco Day Ψ

June

1 Global Day of Parents Ψ
5 World Environment Day Ψ
8 World Oceans Day Ψ
11 to 16 – Hong Kong Squash Championships 2018
17 – Father’s Day
18 – Tung Ng Festival / Dragon Boat Festival
19 – Father’s Day
21 International Day of Yoga Ψ
22 to 24 – Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

July

1 Canada Day (Canada)
2 to 15 – Wimbledon
7 to 29 – Tour de France
4Independence Day (US)
14 Bastille Day (France)
18 to 24 – Hong Kong Book Fair
30 – International Day of Friendship Ψ

August

3 – International Beer Day
5 – Birthday of Kwan Tai
12 International Youth Day Ψ
16 to 20 – Hong Kong Food Expo
17 – Seven Sisters Festival (HK and China)
19 World Humanitarian Day Ψ
25 – Hungry Ghost Festival

September

3 – National Labor Day (US)
5 International Day of Charity Ψ
21 International Day of Peace
25 – Monkey God Festival
27 World Tourism Day Ψ

October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TBC – The Hong Kong Tennis Open
1 World Vegetarian Day / National Day (HK and China)
6 – Birthday of Confucius
8 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
16World Food Day Ψ
22 – Labour Day (NZ)
25 to 28 – Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival
31 Halloween

November

Movember Month
Hong Kong Great November Feast

TBC – Beertopia
9 to 11 – Clockenflap
11 Remembrance Day
20 International Children’s Day Ψ
22 – Thanksgiving Day (US)
23 – Black Friday (US)
30St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

December

Hong Kong WinterFest

TBC – The Hong Kong Golf Open
TBC – Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo
10 Human Rights Day Ψ
22 – Winter Solstice Festival
25Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day
31 New Years Eve

Ψ International day recognised by the UN

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