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Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library - New Arrivals & Staff Picks

Introduction

2017 is the Year of 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's traditional festivals.  

Lunar Month Festival Lunar Dates Western Date
First Moon Chinese New Year Day 1
Jan 28
Birthday of Che Kung Day 2
Jan 29
Spring Lantern Festival Day 15
Feb 11
Second Moon Hung Shing Festival Day 13
Mar 10
Third Moon Ching Ming Festival     -
Apr 4
Birthday of Tin Hau Day 23
Apr 1 9
Fourth Moon Cheung Chau Bun Festival Day 5–9
30 Apr to 4 May
Birthday of Buddha Day 8
May 3
Birthday of Tam Kung Day 8
May 3
Fifth Moon Dragon Boat Festival Day 5
May 30
Sixth Moon Birthday of Kwan Tai Day 24
Jul 17
Seventh Moon Seven Sisters Festival Day 7
Aug 28
The Hungry Ghost Festival Day 15
Sep 5
Eighth Moon Mid-Autumn Festival Day 15
Oct 4
Monkey God Festival Day 16
Oct 5
Birthday of Confucius Day 27
Oct 16
Ninth Moon Chung Yeung Festival Day 9
Oct 28
Eleventh Moon Winter Solstice Festival    -
Dec 22

Selected Books on Hong Kong Traditional Festivals/Celebrations