Public Holidays 2016 and 2017
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Taiwan is a country in eastern Asia that consists of one large island and several small islands. Officially known as the Republic of China, not to be confused with its northern communist neighbour the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan currently celebrates 19 national holidays.
Taiwan’s public holidays are provided for by the Ministry of Labor through the Labor Standards Act and its related Enforcement Rules. The Central Personnel Administration in Taipei regulates all non-working national holidays.
Other branches of the government of Taiwan have been known to issue one-time national holidays. These events usually occur due to a state-of-emergency such as a typhoon strike. The government has the right to declare any one-time national days off for any reason.
Many of the celebrations enjoyed in Taiwan are multi-day events. Some of the events will have a second date added to them where the entire workforce has a “make-up” day scheduled to work. These make up days are also issued as part of the national holiday list each year. Many of the make-up days occur on a typical rest day such as Saturday or Sunday.
It is not required by law to pay employees for national holidays. It is only required to provide a day off for the events. However if the employee must work due to the nature of their position, a different day off is to be provided. Private employment contracts may give holiday pay in lieu of a different day off. Some employers will also provide pay for national holidays as a benefit.
Most of the holidays celebrated in Taiwan are based on the lunar cycle. Because of this, most holidays are celebrated on different dates each year. The government issues the official dates for the holidays at the end of each year for the following year.
Taiwan has many commemorative days that are celebrated each year. Some of these commemorative dates are recognised by the government and others are not. Even if the commemorative date is acknowledged by the government they are not considered a national holiday and employees are not given a day off for these events.
Public Holidays 2016
|1 Jan||Fri||New Year's Day|
|1 Jan||Fri||Founding Day of the Republic of China|
|8 Feb||Mon||Chinese New Year|
|9 Feb||Tue||Chinese New Year|
|10 Feb||Wed||Chinese New Year|
|11 Feb||Thu||Chinese New Year|
|12 Feb||Fri||Chinese New Year|
|28 Feb||Sun||228 Peace Memorial Day|
|29 Feb||Mon||228 Peace Memorial Day
|4 Apr||Mon||Children's Day|
|4 Apr||Mon||Qingming Festival /Tomb Sweeping Day|
|5 Apr||Tue||Qingming Festival /Tomb Sweeping Day
|9 Jun||Thu||Dragon Boat Festival|
|10 Jun||Fri||Dragon Boat Festival
|15 Sep||Thu||Mid-Autumn / Moon Festival|
|16 Sep||Fri||Mid-Autumn / Moon Festival
|10 Oct||Mon||ROC National Celebration Day|
Public Holidays 2017
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|1 Jan||Sun||Founding Day of the Republic of China|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year's / Republic Day Holiday|
|27 Jan||Fri||Chinese New Year|
|28 Jan||Sat||Chinese New Year|
|29 Jan||Sun||Chinese New Year|
|30 Jan||Mon||Chinese New Year|
|31 Jan||Tue||Chinese New Year|
|1 Feb||Wed||Chinese New Year|
|27 Feb||Mon||228 Peace Memorial Day
|28 Feb||Tue||228 Peace Memorial Day|
|3 Apr||Mon||Qingming Festival /Tomb Sweeping Day
|4 Apr||Tue||Qingming Festival /Tomb Sweeping Day|
|4 Apr||Tue||Children's Day|
|29 May||Mon||Dragon Boat Festival
(Additional Public Holiday)
|30 May||Tue||Dragon Boat Festival|
|4 Oct||Wed||Mid-Autumn / Moon Festival|
|9 Oct||Mon||ROC National Celebration Day
|10 Oct||Tue||ROC National Celebration Day|