Taiwan Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China, is a separate entity with People’s Republic of China.
  • Public Holidays are regulated by Ministry of Labor through Enforcement Rules of the Labor Standards Act
  • Government may issue one time national holiday in state of emergency, such as typhoon strike, earthquake and so on.
  • Workday between weekend and public holiday may declare as holiday to have multi-day holiday, this create a long holiday for family and also a boost to local tourism.
  • If employee require to work on national holiday, employer is require to provide a replacement day off.
  • Date for most of holidays are change every year as majority of holiday celebrated in Taiwan are based on lunar cycle
  • Official date for holidays will announce at end of the current year for next year.
  • If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding day will be a holiday
  • If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following day will be a holiday

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunFounding of the Republic of China / New Year's Day (中華民國開國紀念日/元旦) - Commemorates the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanjing. First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Replacement Holiday
27 JanFriChinese New Year Eve (農曆除夕) - The Chinese New Year's Eve dinner is called "reunion dinner", and is believed to be the most important meal of the year. Big families of several generations sit around round tables and enjoy the food and time together. This meal is comparable to Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S.
28 JanSatChinese New Year (春節) - 1st day of 1st lunar month. Usually occurs in late January or early February; the most important Chinese traditional holidays. Spring Festival
29 JanSunChinese New Year Holiday - 2nd day of 1st lunar month
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday - 3rd day of 1st lunar month
31 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday - 4th day of 1st lunar month
1 FebWedChinese New Year Holiday - 5th day of 1st lunar month
11 FebSatLantern Festival (元宵節) - 15th day of 1st lunar month
27 FebMonPublic Holiday - Bridge Holiday
28 FebTue228 Peace Memorial Day (228和平紀念日) - Commemorates the February 28 Incident in 1947. On this day, all flags in the nation will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the dead
3 AprMonWomen's Day and Children's Day (婦女節、兒童節) - Women's Day is to commemorates the movement for women's rights. Children day is to make known the human rights of children and to stop the problems of children.
4 AprTueTomb-Sweeping Day (清明節) - To remember and honor ancestors at grave sites. Moved in 2017 to create long weekend
1 MayMonLabor Day (勞動節) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Private sector workers only
14 MaySunMother's Day (母親節) - Is a celebration and show appreciation for mothers across the country. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday. Buddha's birthday was changed to fit the date of Mother's Day.
29 MayMonDragon Boat Festival Holiday - Commemorating fealty and filial piety. Festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar. Day for patriotic remembrance, eating rice dumplings and dragon boat races.
30 MayTueDragon Boat Festival / Tuen Ng Festival (端午節) - Commemorates the death of the patriot Qu Yuan. Day for patriotic remembrance, eating rice dumplings and dragon boat races.
8 AugTueFather's Day (父親節) - Always on 8 August. Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in societ. Not a public holiday
4 OctWedMid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) - Important autumn celebration of harvest and togetherness, with the lighting of lanterns, eating of moon cakes and observation of the moon
9 OctMonROC National Day (國慶日/雙十節) - Celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of 1911
10 OctTueNational Day Holiday (國慶日/雙十節) - Commemorates the Wuchang Uprising of 1911
28 OctSatDouble Ninth Festival (重陽節) - Double Ninth Festival or Dual-Yang Festival. Commemorates a legend from the Han Dynasty (BC 202- AD 220) that states that a soothsayer advised the Woon King to take his family to high place for the entirety of ninth day of the ninth moon

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
1 JanWedFounding day of the Republic of China
30 JanThursLunar New Year
31 FebFriLunar New Year
1 FebSatLunar New Year
2 FebSunLunar New Year
3 FebMonLunar New Year
4 FebTueLunar New Year
28 FebFri228 Peace Memorial Day
4 AprFriChildren's Day
5 AprSatQingming Festival /
Tomb Sweeping Day
1 MayThursLabour Day
2 JunMonDragon Boat Festival
8 SeptMonMid-Autumn / Moon Festival
10 OctFriROC National Celebration Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
1 JanThursFounding day of the Republic of China
18 FebWedLunar New Year
19 FebThursLunar New Year
20 FebFriLunar New Year
21 FebSatLunar New Year
22 FebSunLunar New Year
23 FebMonLunar New Year
27 FebFri228 Peace Memorial Day
(Replacement Holiday)
28 FebSat228 Peace Memorial Day
3 AprFriChildren's Day - Replacement
4 AprSatChildren's Day
5 AprSunQingming Festival /
Tomb Sweeping Day
6 AprMonQingming Festival /
Tomb Sweeping Day
(Replacement Holiday)
20 JunSatDragon Boat Festival
27 SeptSunMid-Autumn / Moon Festival
28 SeptMonMid-Autumn / Moon Festival - Replacement Holiday
9 OctFriROC National Celebration Day - Replacement
10 OctSatROC National Celebration Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
1 JanFriFounding day of the Republic of China
8 FebMonLunar New Year
9 FebTueLunar New Year
10 FebWedLunar New Year
11 FebThursLunar New Year
12 FebFriLunar New Year
28 FebSun228 Peace Memorial Day
29 FebMon228 Peace Memorial Day - Replacement
4 AprMonChildren's Day
4 AprMonQingming Festival / Tom Sweeping Day
9 JunThursDragon Boat Festival
15 SeptThursMid-Autumn / Moon Festival
10 OctMonROC National Celebration Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Republic Day)
15 FebThursChinese New Year Eve (Day before 1st day of 1st lunar month)
16 FebFriChinese New Year (1st day of 1st lunar month)
17 FebSatChinese New Year Holiday (2nd day of 1st lunar month)
18 FebSunChinese New Year Holiday (3rd day of 1st lunar month)
19 FebMonChinese New Year Holiday (4th day of 1st lunar month)
20 FebTueChinese New Year Holiday (5th day of 1st lunar month)
28 FebWedPeace Memorial Day
2 MarFriLantern Festival (15th day of 1st lunar month)
4 AprWedChildren's Day
5 AprThursTom Sweeping Day (Moved in 2017 to create long weekend)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday)
18 JunMonDragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng Festival)
8 AugWedFather's Day (Always on 8 August. Not a public holiday)
24 SeptMonMid-Autumn / Moon Festival
10 OctWedROC National Day (Celebrates the start of the Wuchang Uprising of October 10,1911)
17 OctWedDouble Ninth Day (Autumn Remembrance)

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