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2018 February: Hong Kong Festivals & Celebrations

2018 is Year of the   in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Hong Kong, where the West meets the East, has always been a center of Chinese traditionalism. The celebrations are the most vibrant expressions of the city’s soul. This month's Staff Picks features books in our collection on Hong Kong traditional/religious customs/ceremonies

If you are interested in reading more on the topic, please take a look at the following links or contact the library.  

Festivals--China--Hong Kong

Hong Kong (China)--Religious life and customs

Rites and ceremonies--China--Hong Kong

Featured titles are now physically on display in the display cabinets at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library. Please feel free to ask the front desk to get any interested title for you.     

Please see below the 2018 traditional festival dates: 

Lunar Month


Lunar Dates

Western Date

First Moon Chinese New Year 農曆新年 Day 1
Feb. 16
Birthday of Che Kung 車公誕 Day 2
Feb. 17
Spring Lantern Festival 元宵節 Day 15
March 2
Second Moon Hung Shing Festival 洪聖爺誕 Day 13
March 29
Third Moon Ching Ming Festival 清明節     -
May 8
Birthday of Tin Hau 天后誕 Day 23
April 5
Fourth Moon Cheung Chau Bun Festival 長洲太平清醮 Day 5–9
May 19-23
Birthday of Buddha 佛誕(浴佛節) Day 8
May 22
Birthday of Tam Kung 譚公誕 Day 8
May 22
Fifth Moon Dragon Boat Festival 端午節 Day 5
June 18
Sixth Moon Birthday of Kwan Tai 關帝誕 Day 24
Aug. 5
Seventh Moon Seven Sisters Festival 七姐誕 Day 7
Aug. 17
The Hungry Ghost Festival 盂蘭節 Day 15
Aug. 25
Eighth Moon Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節 Day 15
Sept. 24
Monkey God Festival 猴王誕 Day 16
Sept. 25
Birthday of Confucius 孔聖誕 Day 27
Oct. 6
Ninth Moon Chung Yeung Festival 重陽節 Day 9
Oct. 17
Eleventh Moon Winter Solstice Festival 冬至    -
Dec 22

Selected Books on Hong Kong Traditional Festivals/Celebrations