Hong Kong Lunar New Year Holiday

In Hong Kong, Lunar New Year is also the Chinese New Year. It is one of the most glorious holidays in the city’s year. It is considered to be the New Year’s first day and is not the same as the Georgian calendar. The day is also the Spring Festival in Hong Kong while each year is symbolized by a zodiac animal-symbol. Officially, Lunar New Year is officially celebrated for 3 days in Hong Kong. It can even be for 4 days in case the holiday falls on a Sunday. In Hong Kong, this occasion is celebrated for up to a fortnight. The holiday marks the beginning of the New Year as per the Chinese calendar. Based on the Georgian calendar, the day either falls in January or in the month of February.

DateDayHoliday
05 Feb 2019TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2019
06 Feb 2019WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2019
25 Jan 2020SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year 2020
26 Jan 2020Sunday*Second Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2020
27 Jan 2020MondayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2020
28 Jan 2020TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2020
12 Feb 2021FridayChinese Lunar New Year 2021
13 Feb 2021SaturdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2021
14 Feb 2021Sunday*Third Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2021
15 Feb 2021MondayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2021
01 Feb 2022TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2022
02 Feb 2022WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2022
22 Jan 2023Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2023
23 Jan 2023MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2023
24 Jan 2023TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2023
10 Feb 2024SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year 2024
11 Feb 2024Sunday*Second Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2024
12 Feb 2024MondayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2024
13 Feb 2024TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2024
29 Jan 2025WednesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2025
30 Jan 2025ThursdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2025
31 Jan 2025FridayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2025
17 Feb 2026TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2026
18 Feb 2026WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2026
19 Feb 2026ThursdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2026
06 Feb 2027SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year 2027
07 Feb 2027Sunday*Second Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2027
08 Feb 2027MondayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2027
09 Feb 2027TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2027
26 Jan 2028WednesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2028
27 Jan 2028ThursdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2028
28 Jan 2028FridayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2028
13 Feb 2029TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2029
14 Feb 2029WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2029
15 Feb 2029ThursdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2029
03 Feb 2030Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2030
04 Feb 2030MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2030
05 Feb 2030TuesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2030
06 Feb 2030WednesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2030
23 Jan 2031ThursdayChinese Lunar New Year 2031
24 Jan 2031FridaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2031
25 Jan 2031SaturdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2031
11 Feb 2032WednesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2032
12 Feb 2032ThursdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2032
13 Feb 2032FridayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2032
31 Jan 2033MondayChinese Lunar New Year 2033
01 Feb 2033TuesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2033
02 Feb 2033WednesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2033
19 Feb 2034Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2034
20 Feb 2034MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2034
21 Feb 2034TuesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2034
22 Feb 2034WednesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2034
08 Feb 2035ThursdayChinese Lunar New Year 2035
09 Feb 2035FridaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2035
10 Feb 2035SaturdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2035
28 Jan 2036MondayChinese Lunar New Year 2036
29 Jan 2036TuesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2036
30 Jan 2036WednesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2036
15 Feb 2037Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2037
16 Feb 2037MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2037
17 Feb 2037TuesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2037
18 Feb 2037WednesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2037
04 Feb 2038ThursdayChinese Lunar New Year 2038
05 Feb 2038FridaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2038
06 Feb 2038SaturdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2038
24 Jan 2039MondayChinese Lunar New Year 2039
25 Jan 2039TuesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2039
26 Jan 2039WednesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2039
12 Feb 2040Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2040
13 Feb 2040MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2040
14 Feb 2040TuesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2040
15 Feb 2040WednesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2040
01 Feb 2041FridayChinese Lunar New Year 2041
02 Feb 2041SaturdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2041
03 Feb 2041Sunday*Third Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2041
04 Feb 2041MondayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2041
22 Jan 2042WednesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2042
23 Jan 2042ThursdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2042
24 Jan 2042FridayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2042
10 Feb 2043TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2043
11 Feb 2043WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2043
12 Feb 2043ThursdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2043
30 Jan 2044SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year 2044
31 Jan 2044Sunday*Second Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2044
01 Feb 2044MondayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2044
02 Feb 2044TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2044
29 Jan 2045WednesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2045
30 Jan 2045ThursdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2045
31 Jan 2045FridayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2045
06 Feb 2046TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2046
07 Feb 2046WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2046
08 Feb 2046ThursdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2046
26 Jan 2047SaturdayChinese Lunar New Year 2047
27 Jan 2047Sunday*Second Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2047
28 Jan 2047MondayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2047
29 Jan 2047TuesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2047
14 Feb 2048FridayChinese Lunar New Year 2048
15 Feb 2048SaturdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2048
16 Feb 2048Sunday*Third Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2048
17 Feb 2048MondayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2048
02 Feb 2049TuesdayChinese Lunar New Year 2049
03 Feb 2049WednesdaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2049
04 Feb 2049ThursdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2049
23 Jan 2050Sunday*Chinese Lunar New Year 2050
24 Jan 2050MondaySecond Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2050
25 Jan 2050TuesdayThird Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2050
26 Jan 2050WednesdayFourth Day of Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday 2050

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Discover the Best Things to See and Do During Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

The Lunar New Year is the most important public holiday in Hong Kong. It marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

How Do They Celebrate This Holiday in Hong Kong?

Lunar New Year in Hong KongAll over the world in general and Hong Kong in particular, the Chinese communities celebrate the occasion with music, fragrance, colour, and special events. In fact, it is that time of the year in Hong Kong, when there are massive festivities, fortune-telling, temple rituals, exchange of gifts, and family gatherings over the holiday. The city of Hong Kong allures the locals and visitors alike with a plethora of things to do and see. It is a wonderful time of the year for all the people of Hong Kong irrespective of their age-groups. Also, the Lunar New Year is the longest and the most important of all festivals in China. They celebrate with great zeal by the Chinese communities all over the world. People in Hong Kong also wear new clothes to mark the festivity.

What to Do During the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong?

Some of the activities to mark the Chinese New Year in Hong are as follows:

Shopping for Their Loved Ones

Lunar New Year in Hong KongIt is that time of the year when people in Hong Kong love to exchange gifts with their loved ones and thus indulge in quite a lot of shopping. Also, shopping and souvenir highlight all parts of the city with beautiful flower markets selling more than flowers like orchids. People in Hong Kong are purchasing kumquat bonsai trees apart from hong bao and orange trees hoping that they will bring them prosperity and good luck for the remaining days of the year.

Offering Prayers to Deities

The Lunar New Year’s 2nd day sees a member of the government of Hong Kong visiting the Che Kung Temple located at Sha Tin. It is where they get the prediction of the city’s luck for the entire year through an ancient form of Chinese poetry. The temple has more than 100,000 worshippers every year who worship the deity and beat the drum with the hope of good luck.

Visit Hong Kong Disneyland

Both young and heart and young people in Hong Kong visit places like the Hong Kong Disneyland and several other popular theme parks that further multiply the festivities. These visits make the holiday truly a fabulous time of togetherness for all the family members in the city.

 

Participating in Dragon and Lion Dances

It is that time of the year when people love taking part in intriguing dragon and lion dances in Hong Kong. They are also participating in various kinds of festive parades that feature beating gongs, clashing cymbals, and acrobatic demonstrations among others.

Marvel at the Spectacular FireworksLunar New Year in Hong Kong

A visit to the Victoria Harbor in the evening of the Chinese New Year is a must when the city, water, and the skylight up with the colours of thousands of spectacular fireworks, which colour the land beautifully. It is truly an amazing visual treat, which should not be missed at any cost. Tsim Sha Tsui’s harbourfront comes alive with the fabulous Chinese New Year Night Parade. Chinese performers are a part of this parade and excite the atmosphere of this magnificent city.

Family and Friends’ Gatherings

Many people in Hong Kong love to host a lavish banquet for their loved ones, friends and family to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style. Several kids get lucky monkeys, hand over to them in red envelopes. The doors of the houses are open on this auspicious occasion so that good luck can enter.

In Hong Kong, the Lunar New Year is celebrated as a public holiday as mentioned earlier. The general population gets the day off while business and schools remain closed. As the Chinese New Year is on a Saturday in 2020, some businesses can opt to follow the opening hours of a normal Saturday. Also, some public utilities and banks in Hong Kong are on holidays to mark the occasion. Stalls and street markets are also on holiday during that day. At the same time, a majority of the restaurants and shops in the city’s bustling business districts remain open. In fact, some stores and malls can even extend their operational hours. Important attractions, public transport, and theme parks will remain open as usual.

Lunar New Year in Hong Kong