Guide to the holidays, cultural events and festivities.
Sunday 26 December
- St. Stephen's Day
(public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Andorra, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland); Boxing Day
(Belgium, Fiji, The Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Samoa...)
Sunday 8 May
- Mother’s Day
(Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe); Buddha's birthday in Hong Kong
(It is a public holiday since 1998, celebrated on the 8th of the 4th month of the Chinese lunar calendar)
Sunday 19 June
- Father's Day
(Ńelebrated on the third Sunday of June řň Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Long-term influence of western culture could not break down the relationship of local people with their religion and culture. Hong Kong people are very superstitious, because of the influence of old traditions and customs.
There are really many interesting festivals, fairs and celebrations during a year in Hong Kong.
Public opinion is very important for the residents of the city. A person with a prestigious profession is respected by everyone.
Even people from not rich families always organize posh celebrations, and wedding ceremonies here often look like royal events – getting admiration of others is very important for local people.