Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has finally released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2015, with the recent changes to the regulations governing non-working public holidays in Taiwan.
The list of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2015 had been expected before late May 2014, as new regulations adopted in March 2013, obligate the Directorate General of Personnel Administration to make public the national holiday calendar for following year before June 1st of the previous year (31-May-2013).
But, last February (26-Feb-2014), it was announced that the Taiwanese cabinet was considering increasing the number of annual non-working public holidays in Taiwan, beginning in 2015, spurred on by the fact that, based on the heretofore current rules governing non-working public holidays in Taiwan, all 2015 Taiwanese public holidays after February, will land on a Saturday or a Sunday. Taiwanese Premier, Jiang Yi-Huah, had asked for an interdepartmental decision by mid-March 2014. Just on that deadline (17-Mar-2014), the Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior announced the terms of the expected changes to the rules governing Taiwanese annual non-working public holidays that occur on a weekend, beginning in the calendar year 2015.
This led to last month's announcement (10-May-2014) by the Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior that it had amended Article 5-1 and Article 6 of the Memorial Days and Holidays Act to have day in lieu public holidays be automatically declared when an annual Taiwanese non-working public holiday occurs on a weekend, beginning in the calendar year 2015.
As usual (31-May-2013, 26-Nov-2012, 29-Sep-2011, 16-Dec-2010, 17-Aug-2009, 21-Nov-2008, 13-Sep-2007, 20-Nov-2006, 21-Nov-2005, 25-Nov-2004, 04-Nov-2003, 26-Nov-2002, 26-Nov-2001 and 01-Dec-2000) these public holidays are subdivided into many categories: Weekends, Statutory and general national holidays, Particular Parties' Days, Makeup holidays, and days in lieu ("Adjusts to holiday" and "Adjusts to work" dates).
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Taiwan bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (June 2014)
Taiwan 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Taiwan 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Taiwan 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Taiwan 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Taiwan 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2016-06-08: Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Officialized
• 2016-05-23: Taiwan June 10 Public Holiday Compensation
• 2016-04-13: Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Released
• 2015-10-15: Taiwan 2016 Public Holidays Released
• 2014-10-21: Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Extended
• 2014-06-28: Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Approved
• 2014-05-10: Taiwan Amends Public Holidays Act
• 2014-03-17: Taiwan Extends 2015 Public Holidays
• 2014-02-26: Taiwan Reconsiders 2015 Public Holidays
• 2013-05-31: Taiwan 2014 Public Holidays Released
• 2012-11-26: Taiwan 2013 Public Holidays Finalized
• 2011-09-29: Taiwan 2012 Public Holidays Released
• 2010-12-16: Taiwan 2011 Public Holidays Released
• 2009-08-17: Taiwan 2010 Public Holidays Released
• 2008-11-21: Taiwan 2009 Public Holidays Released
• 2007-09-13: Taiwan 2008 Public Holidays Announced
• 2006-11-20: Taiwan 2007 Public Holidays Announced
• 2005-11-21: Taiwan 2006 Public Holidays Announced
• 2004-11-25: Taiwan 2005 Public Holidays Announced
• 2003-11-04: Taiwan 2004 Public Holidays Announced
• 2002-11-26: Taiwan 2003 Public Holidays Announced
• 2001-11-26: Taiwan 2002 Public Holidays Announced
• 2000-12-01: Taiwan 2001 Public Holidays Announced