Seasonal Splendors

Hong Kong, a dazzling metropolis, boasts a cultural calendar that pulsates with life year-round. From the electrifying energy of the Lunar New Year to the serene beauty of the Mid-Autumn Festival, festivals in Hong Kong offer a unique window into the city’s traditions and spirit.

Spring (February – April)

Lunar New Year

The city explodes in a riot of colour and firecrackers during this most important festival. If you’re staying at a hotel in Wan Chai the likes of Dorsett Wan Chai, you can witness lion dances, dazzling parades, and delectable feasts that celebrate new beginnings.

Spring Lantern Festival

As the festive spirit lingers, streets adorned with lanterns illuminate the city. Enjoy cultural performances and release your wishes on floating lanterns during this enchanting time.

Summer (May – August)

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Witness a thrilling “bun-climbing” competition where participants scale precarious towers to snatch lucky buns, a test of strength and tradition.

Dragon Boat Festival

Image via Wikimedia Commons – Kelvin Ma, Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade 大澳端午龍舟遊涌 3, CC BY-SA 4.0

Enjoy the fierce paddling power of dragon boat teams as they race across Victoria Harbour, accompanied by the thunderous beat of drums.

Autumn (September – November)

Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate under the glow of the full moon with delicious mooncakes and brightly lit lantern displays. This festival signifies family reunions and appreciation of the harvest.

Wine & Dine Festival

Indulge your inner gourmand at this premier culinary event. Sample exquisite dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants and international food stalls.

Winter (December – January)

Christmas and New Year

Experience a display of festive lights and decorations that transform the city into a winter wonderland. Enjoy Christmas markets, concerts, and vibrant countdowns to the new year.

Beyond the Festivals

Hong Kong offers a myriad of cultural events throughout the year. From art exhibitions to film festivals, there’s always something to discover and celebrate in this dynamic city. So, pack your bags and immerse yourself in the seasonal splendours of Hong Kong’s festivals!