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National Holidays

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1. Republic Day / New Year's Day

Republic Day is a public holiday in Taiwan on January 1st. If it is at or close to the weekend, it would become a three-day or four-day holiday. 

2. Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is from the Chinese New Year’s Eve to 5th day of 1st lunar month. Generally it is in January or February of the solar calendar.

3. Peace Memorial Day

Peace Memorial Day is on February 28th in memory of an anti-government uprising in 1947.

4. Ching Ming Festival and Tomb-Sweeping Day

The Ching Ming festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival. It falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. Generally, it is on 4 or 5 April of the solar calendar.

5. Labor Day

Labor Day is a public holiday in Taiwan on May 1st.

6. Dragon Boat Festival or Tuen Ng Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday in memory of the poet and politician Qu Yuan (c. 340–278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu during the Warring States period of the Zhou dynasty. The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar, and usually falls in June of the solar calendar.

7. Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday. It is the second-most important holiday after Chinese New Year with a history dating back 3,000 years. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar

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