If you are planning for business travel to Taiwan in 2002, you should
be aware of the Taiwan Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day
Feb 11 -- Chinese New Year's Eve.
Feb 12 -- Chinese New year.
Feb 13 -- Second day of Chinese New Year.
Feb 14 -- Third day of Chinese New Year.
* Feb 28 -- Peace Memorial Day (DAY OFF because of weekend-shifting of Mar 02)
* Mar 02 -- They have to WORK on this Saturday (weekend-shifting for Feb 28)
Apr 05 -- Clear and Bright or Ching Ming Festival.
May 01 -- International Labor Day (only workers get the day off).
May 19 -- Buddha's Birthday.
Jun 15 -- Dragon Boat Festival.
Sep 03 -- Army Day (special procedure dept. of national defense)
Sep 21 -- Mid-Autumn Festival.
Oct 10 -- National Day.
* This seemingly bizarre arrangement was made because the government wants to
keep constant the numbers of holiday days from-year-to-year.
The following are not official public holidays, but companies CAN give
their employees a day off at their discretion. Check with your host.
Mar 29 -- Youth Day.
Apr 04 -- Women and Children's Day.
Sep 28 -- Confucius' Birthday or Teacher's Day.
Oct 25 -- Taiwan Liberation Day.
Oct 31 -- Chiang Kai Sek's Birthday.
Nov 12 -- Sun Yet Sin's Birthday.
Dec 25 -- Constitution Day, Christmas Day.
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