Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important Hong Kong Festival.

During Chinese New Year people buy new clothes and get their hair cut. Children receive red packets from their family. Most families get together and have a big feast.

In Hong Kong there is a big fireworks display to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There is also a parade ad lion dancing in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Chinese New Year is in the winter. During Chinese New Year children do not need to go to school.

Click on the link to watch a Chinese New Year Fireworks display.

Lion Dance

Red packets



Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival

The Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival are days to remember the dead.

People visit the graves, sweep the graves and burn incense.

People also visit temples and pray. People make offers to the dead, including fruit and 'hell money'.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is on the 14th February.

On Valentine's day people give chocolate and flowers to the people they love.

Many people go out and have a romantic meal.


Easter is a Christian festival.

During Easter, Christians will go to church.

You can also eat chocolate eggs and decorate your house with bunnies.

Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday is a buddhist holiday.

On Buddha's Birthday buddhists will visit temples.

Big Buddha Statue

Wong Tai Sin Temple

Dragon Boat Race

Rice Dumplings

Dragon Boat Festival

During the Dragon Boat Festival people watch dragon boat races and eat rice dumplings.

People believe if you go in the sea on this day you will have good luck for the rest of the year.

Click on the link to watch a Dragon Boat race.

The SAR Establishment Day

The SAR Establishment Day is a day to celebrate the return of Hong Kong to China.

On the SAR Establishment Day people watch parades and fireworks displays.

Children Celebrating the SAR Establishment Day



A Mooncake


Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid - Autumn Festival is celebrated in the autumn. People watch the moon, eat mooncake and play with lanterns.

Children do not need to go to school on the Mid-Autumn Festival.


Christmas is a Christian festival. It it celebrated on the 25th of December.

During Christmas people decorate their house with Christmas trees and decorations. People give presents and send cards to their friends and family.

Children write letters to Santa Claus (Father Christmas) asking him for Christmas presents.

Also During Christmas people listen to Christmas carols and eat big meals with their family, including turkey and Christmas pudding.

Children do not need to go to school during Christmas.

Christmas tree in Central

Santa Claus


Christmas at Disneyland

Bun Race

A Parade

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival is celebrated on Cheung Chau Island. People celebrate the festival as they think it will protect them from pirates.

During the festival people watch a big parade with the famous flying children. Young men and women from the island compete to climb up a tower of buns.

Click on the link below to watch the 'bun race'. ©