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Public holidays in Taiwan – Public holidays in Taiwan

The following holidays are considered public holidays in Taiwan . Some are public holidays, some are not:

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Table of Taiwan holidays

Holidays

2021 Gregorian calendar Observed Calendar type subscribed to Date on the calendar English Name Chinese name Remarks
January 1 Gregorian calendar January 1 Founding of the Republic of China (also New Year ) 中華民國 開國 紀念日 / 元旦 In memory of the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanjing .
February 11 Chinese calendar Last day (29-30th) of the 12th month Chinese New Year’s Eve 農曆 除夕 Chinese New Year’s Eve.
February 12-16. Chinese calendar First 3 working days of the 1st month Spring festival 春節 Chinese New Year.
February 28 – March 1 Gregorian calendar February 28 Peace Memorial Day 228 和平 紀念日 In memory of the incident of February 28, 1947.
April 4-5 Gregorian calendar April 4. Children’s Day 兒童節 To spread the word about the human rights of children and to end children’s problems.
April 5. Gregorian calendar The 15th day after the vernal equinox Tomb-cleaning day 淸 明 節 Remembering and honoring ancestors on graves
June 14 Chinese calendar 5th day of the 5th month Dragon Boat Parade 端午節 In memory of the death of the patriot Qiu Yuan .
September 21 Chinese calendar 15th day of the 8th month Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節 Gather the whole family to celebrate the end of the harvest season
October 10-11 Gregorian calendar Oct. 10. National Day / Double Tenth Day 國慶 日 / 雙 十 節 Commemorates the 1911 Uchang Uprising that launched the Xinhai Revolution, which led to the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republican form of government.

Unofficial Holidays

The following holidays are also observed in Taiwan, but are not official holidays for central government civil servants. Some sectors of the labor force may have days off on some of the following holidays, such as Labor Day, Armed Forces Day, and Teacher’s Day.

Gregorian calendar

Date English Name Local name Remarks
February 3, 4 or 5 Farmer’s Day 農民 節 Lichun , the beginning of spring
March 12 Tree planting day 國父 逝世 紀念日 Sun Yat-sen’s death on March 12, 1925.
March 29 Youth Day 靑 年節 In memory of the revolutionary Tenth Uprising of 1911.
May 1 Labor Day 勞動節
May 4 Literary Day 文藝 節 In memory of the Fourth of May Movement
May (second Sunday) Mother’s Day 母親 節 Buddha’s birthday has been changed to match the date of Mother’s Day.
June 3. Day of the Opium Suppression Movement. 禁菸 節 Commemorates the burning of opium during the First Opium War of 1839.
August 8. Father’s Day 父親 節
September 1. Journalist’s Day 記者 節 Commemorating the promulgation of the Journalists and Public Opinion Organizations Protection Act of 1933.
September 3 Armed Forces Day 軍人 節 In honor of the Armed Forces of the Republic of China , as well as Victory Day over Japan.
September 28. Teacher’s Day 孔子 誕辰 紀念日 Confucius Birthday
October twenty-first China Day Abroad 華僑 節
October 25. Taiwan Retrocession Day 臺灣 光復 節 Republic took control of Japanese Taiwan on October 25, 1945, and claimed that Taiwan has since returned to the Republic of China. However, the said claim is disputed .
November 12 Sun Yat-sen’s birthday 國父 誕辰 紀念日 And also Doctor’s Day and Cultural Revival Day
Winter Solstice Dongzhi Festival 冬至
December 25 Constitution Day 行 憲 紀念日 Coincides with Christmas and the anniversary of the 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China.
Aboriginal Holidays. 原住民 族 歲時 祭 儀 The dates to be published by the Indigenous Peoples Council vary by tribe.
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Lunar Calendar.
Date English Name Local name Remarks
15th day of the 1st lunar month Lantern Festival 元宵節 Chinese calendar
15th day of the 1st lunar month Tourism Day 觀光 節 Chinese calendar
2nd day of the 2nd lunar month Birthday of the Earth God 土地公 誕辰 Chinese calendar
19th day of the 2nd lunar month. Birthday of Guan Yin 觀音 誕辰 Chinese calendar
15th day of the 3rd lunar month Birthday of the god of medicine 保生大帝 誕辰 Chinese calendar
23rd day of the 3rd lunar month Matsu birthday 媽祖 誕辰 Chinese calendar
8th day of the 4th lunar month Birthday of Buddha 佛誕 日 Chinese calendar
13th day of the 5th lunar month Kuan Kung’s birthday 關 公 誕辰 Chinese calendar
13th day of the 5th lunar month Cheng Huan’s Birthday 城隍 爺 誕辰 Chinese calendar
7th day of the 7th lunar month Qixi Festival 七夕 Chinese calendar
15th day of the 7th lunar month Ghost Festival 中元節 Chinese calendar
9th day of the 9th lunar month Double ninth festival 重陽節 Chinese calendar
15th day of the 10th lunar month Saisiat festival 賽 夏 節 Pa-taai festival of the Saisiat tribe

Prior to 1949, some national minorities in regions within the Republic of China celebrated a number of public holidays as determined by local governments and entities. Since 1949, these holidays continued to be celebrated as such by ethnic groups only in the Taiwan area.

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