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Hong Kong Festivals

Hong Kong Festivals

Written by JoshuaUpdated Aug. 29, 2023

Hong Kong festivals and events include far more than the six shown here. Two of the most popular with tourists are the Chinese New Year International Performance Night, along with the Float Exhibition and fireworks, and the Winter/Christmas Festive Period. Listed below there are also festivals for films, art, literature, and books held in Hong Kong.

If these festivals interest you, you can include them in a Hong Kong tour.

Hong Kong Festivals and Events List

Hong Kong and Macau Chinese New Year's Eve Flower Markets

Jan- Feb

For people in Hong Kong and Macau, it is an important custom to give fresh flowers, potted plants and bouquets as presents on Chinese New Year's Day. Fresh flowers symbolize good luck in the two regions.

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Chinese New Year Firework Performance

On the second day of the three-day Spring Festival holidays, fireworks fly over Victoria Harbour. The fireworks are coordinated with the Symphony of Lights and make a wonderful show of about 25 minutes.

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The Hong Kong International Film Festival

Apr. 1 to Apr. 12

You shouldn't miss the Hong Kong International Film Festival if you love watching films or making your own films. Film makers show their works freely. It is an important platform for Asian film makers to communicate.

The Hong Kong "Tuen Ng" Dragon Boat Festival

Tuen ng means 'dragon boat' in Cantonese. The annual Hong Kong Tuen Ng Festival is one of the world's largest dragon boat race events. Different dragon boat activities are held during the festival. It is a unique chance for tourists to experience local customs.

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The Hong Kong Summer Shopping Season

Hong Kong is famed as a "paradise for shopping". People like shopping in Hong Kong for better quality with lower prices. In July and August, the Hong Kong summer shopping season provides special events and offers for customers.

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The Hong Kong Horse Racing Season


Most people in Hong Kong are fond of gambling on horse races as it is one of the only legal avenues for gambling in the region, as well as betting on rugby. The races are held from September to July each year. It is more about entertainment than gambling for Hong Kongers.

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How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Three events you shouldn't miss during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong are the Asian Contemporary Art Show, lantern carnivals, and the Fire Dragon Dance. You also have the chance to enjoy festival food and drinks in Hong Kong. Read more

The Hong Kong Winter Festival


The Hong Kong Winter Festival is held by the Hong Kong Tourism Administration annually in order to attract more tourists. The streets are decorated with colorful lights, and there are numerous Christmas and New Year's events.

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Dec. 25

As the East Asia city that celebrates Christmas most grandly, Hong Kong is the best choice for people who want to spend a Christmas holiday in Asia. See Christmas displays and enjoy Christmas dinner and Christmas sales. There are plenty of events you can take part in at Christmas in Hong Kong.

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