Taiwan public holidays for 2020 announced

Taiwan public holidays for 2020 announced

by Public Holiday News

Taipei, May 2nd 2019

According to the calendar released by the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, Taiwanese workers will receive 115 public holidays, including weekends in 2020. During 2020 they will enjoy five long weekends.

As usual planning ahead and using your annual holiday allowance to create long weekends is an efficient way to extend the public holidays. In 2020, only Republic Day right at the start of the year falls on a Wednesday, so the five long weekends are created using the normal holiday rules, with the usual proviso that some Saturdays will have to be sacrificed to create these long weekends.

Taiwan will celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Rat with a week of holidays from Thursday February 23rd to Wednesday February 29th, creating a seven-day break.

Peace Memorial Day on February 28th falls on a Friday, creating a three-day long weekend with no use of holiday allowance.

Children's Day and Ching Ming combine to create a four-day weekend from April 2nd to April 5th.

Both Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid Autumn Festival fall on Thursdays in 2020, creating four-day weekends. The additional holidays on the Fridays will be compensated by the Saturday before the holiday becoming a working day.

Rounding off the holidays for 2020 is National Day, which will be on Saturday October 10th. Friday October 9th will therefore be a public holiday.


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National holidays in Taiwan in 2020

Weekday Date Holiday Comments
Wednesday Republic Day
Thursday Lunar New Year Holiday Day before New Year's Eve
Friday Lunar New Year's Eve Day before 1st day of 1st lunar month
Saturday Lunar New Year 1st day of 1st lunar month
Sunday Lunar New Year Holiday 2nd day of 1st lunar month
Monday Lunar New Year Holiday 3rd day of 1st lunar month
Tuesday Lunar New Year Holiday 4th day of 1st lunar month
Wednesday Lunar New Year Holiday 5th day of 1st lunar month
Saturday Lantern Festival 15th Day of 1st lunar month
Friday Peace Memorial Day
Thursday Tomb-Sweeping Day (in lieu)
Friday Children's Day (in lieu) Friday is a holiday as Childrens Day falls on a Saturday
Sunday Tomb-Sweeping Day Tomb Sweeping Day
Friday Labor day Private sector workers only
Sunday Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday Dragon Boat Festival Tuen Ng Festival
Friday Dragon Boat Festival Holiday Compensated by Saturday 20 June
Saturday Father's Day Always on 8 August. Not a public holiday
Thursday Mid-Autumn Festival
Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday Compensated by Saturday September 26th
Friday National Day (in lieu) National Day
Saturday National Day National Day
Sunday Double Ninth Day Autumn Remembrance

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