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Labour Day

Labour Day 2025 and 2026

Labour Day in Taiwan is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world. This is a private-sector-only holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society, and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.

20251 MayThuLabour Day *
20261 MayFriLabour Day *
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Note: Labour Day is a public holiday for private sector employees only.

The 1984 Labour Standards Act is the backbone of labour reform in Taiwan, and overall, conditions and standards are relatively fair. Excessive working hours, however, may often be a problem. Taiwan, despite its small size, has one of the highest tallies of total hours worked per year by its workforce of any nation in the world.

Those who get Labour Day off may spend the day going out on the town, visiting nature reserves or public parks, or gathering together with family for food and fellowship. As Labour Day comes on 1 May, it is a good time to plant a vegetable or flower garden, and some use the time off to do some spring cleaning.

Previous Years

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20231 MayMonLabour Day *