The 8th Day of the 4th Month of the Lunar Calendar is celebrated in many East Asian countries as the birthday of Buddha. It is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea. It falls on 36 May in 2017.
Hong Kong is world famous for its upscale shopping malls and bustling street markets, but the city also has spectacular natural scenery, exciting amusement parks, and more than 250 outlying islands for tourists to explore.
Hong Kong Tourism Board criticizes mainland tourists, saying they come to shop rather than patronize tourist attractions such as theme parks.