Hong Kong benefits from celebrating both Chinese and Western holidays, with Easter being no exception. While for most it’s just an extra long weekend, others celebrate the period for its religious significance. In addition, Western customs like Easter egg hunts, chocolate eggs, brunches and other festivities are all part of the city’s celebrations.
It’s estimated that 800,000 Hong Kong Christians will attend church over the Easter period for a special mass or service. If you’re in town and would like to join, here are some recommendations.
St. Andrew’s Church in Kowloon holds annual Easter services from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday. This 1906 Victorian Gothic-style building is the oldest English-speaking Anglican church in Kowloon.
138 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2367-1478
St John’s Cathedral is the oldest Anglican church in the Far East. They hold special Easter services in English throughout Holy Week.
4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong Island Phone +852 2523-4157
Kids aged 3 to 10 can take part in this mammoth hunt for 30,000 eggs and prizes hidden on the beach.
When: Friday and Saturday, March 30 – 31, 2018 – 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay, take the Ferry from Central Pier 3, takes 20-25 minutes
More info and tickets: www.visitdiscoverybay.com
A special Easter buffet lunch is available for all the family. Plus, kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and a range of festive entertainment.
When: Sunday, April 1, 2018 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
Where: Compass Room at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
More info and reservations: www.rhkyc.org
Special edition chocolate Easter eggs are available at Spanish restaurant 22 Ships. Served in egg shells, they are made with a unique mix of hot and cold chocolate, salted caramel and fennel seeds – an egg-cellent way to satisfy your chocolate craving.
22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong +852 2555 0722
At InterContinetal Hong Kong’s Harbourside restaurant, Easter Sunday brunch and dinner will be available with special festive dishes added to the buffet selection. In addition, executive pastry chef Cyril Dupuis will serve a selection of Easter desserts including Easter chocolate eggs. On Easter Sunday, children can enjoy a chocolate egg painting and decorating workshop with Cyril and a candy corner with a take-away gift. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos and selfies.