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Taiwan Public Holidays 2017

Today – 27 September 2017 – is not a holiday in Taiwan.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunRepublic Day
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year / Republic Day Holiday
27 Jan to 1 FebFri to WedChinese New Year Holiday
27 FebMon228 Peace Memorial Day Holiday
28 FebTue228 Peace Memorial Day
3 AprMonQing Ming Festival Holiday
4 AprTueChildren's Day
4 AprTueQing Ming Festival
1 MayMonLabour Day *
29 MayMonDragon Boat Festival Holiday
30 MayTueDragon Boat Festival
4 OctWedMid-Autumn Festival
9 OctMonROC National Day Holiday
10 OctTueROC National Day

Note: Labour Day is a public holiday for private sector employees only.

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.

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