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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Taiwan public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of May 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Taiwan public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Taiwan public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • May
  • 1
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  • Taiwan 2020 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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2018

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Taiwan Mulls November 24 Public Holiday

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's government is working on legislation which would make the dates of referenda non-working public holidays in Taiwan, as already are the dates of local government elections.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Taiwan 2019 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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2017

  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Taiwan 2018 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Amendments Promulgated

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The amendments to the Labor Standards Act implementing a five-day workweek and an overall reduction of the number of annual public holidays in Taiwan from 19 to 12, passed by Taiwan's Legislative Assembly earlier this month, were promulgated by Taiwan's Presidential Office earlier today.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Official

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The amendments to the Labor Standards Act pushed for the past half-year by Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in a break with its promise before coming to power last May 20, implementing a five-day workweek and an overall reduction of the number of annual public holidays in Taiwan from 19 to 12, as is already the case for civil servants and the many service businesses that already follow a five-day work week, have finally been passed by Taiwan's Legislative Assembly.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Rammed Through Committee

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in an apparent break with its promise before coming to power last May 20, has rammed through legislative committee, amendments to the Labor Standards Act implementing a five-day workweek and an overall reduction of the number of annual public holidays in Taiwan from 19 to 12, as is already the case for civil servants and the many service businesses that already follow a five-day work week.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Taiwanese Directorate General of Personnel Administration has announced a revision to its previously-released list of annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for its administrative agencies during the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 8
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  • Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Officialized

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Taiwanese Directorate General of Personnel Administration has announced that the Cabinet of Taiwan had formally approved the previously-released list of annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for its administrative agencies during the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Taiwan June 10 Public Holiday Compensation

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has reminded the population that, as per its previously-released official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2016, Satuday, June 4, 2016, will be a regular working day in Taiwan, due to the one-off bridge public holiday in Taiwan on Friday, June 10, 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Taiwan 2017 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Stalled

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's legislative general assembly has approved the recent resolution of the Health and Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee's calling for the general assembly to return to the Ministry of Labor the Executive Yuan's proposed amendment to the Enforcement Rules of the Labor Standards Act, which would see a reduction of the number of national holidays as days off from 19 to 12.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Reduction Update

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee of Taiwan's Legislative Assembly has sent back the recent Executive Yuan executive order, reducing Taiwan's statutory holidays from 19 to 12, to the general assembly with a recommendation that it reject it.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Taiwan 2016 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has finally released its annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2016, with the recent additional changes to the regulations governing non-working public holidays in Taiwan.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Taiwan Typhoon Public Holiday September 29

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Government of Taiwan, the Executive Yuan, has announced that due to the arrival of typhoon Dujuan, a one-off non-working public holiday had been declared in Taiwan for tomorrow, and that all businesses will be closed on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
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  • Jul
  • 9
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  • Taiwan Typhoon Public Holiday July 10

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Government of Taiwan has announced that due to the arrival of typhoon Chan-Hom, a one-off non-working public holiday was declared in Taiwan and that all businesses will be closed on tomorrow, on Friday, July 10, 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 4
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  • Taiwan Mulls September 3 Public Holiday

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislature of Taiwan has approved a draft bill that would declare the, September 3, Armed Forces Day (originally known as “Victory over Japan Day”) as a new nationwide annual non-working public holiday in Taiwan, effective beginning in the calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Extended

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Cabinet of the Government of Taiwan (the Executive Yuan) has approved an extension to the previously-announced annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2015, by adding bridge public holidays to the recently-passed change of public holidays law in Taiwan which added the concept of substitute public holidays when one of Taiwan's official annual non-working public holidays falls on a weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Taiwan Typhoon Public Holiday July 23

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Government of Taiwan has announced that due to the arrival of typhoon Matmo, a one-off non-working public holiday was declared in Taiwan and that all businesses will be closed on tomorrow, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Approved

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Cabinet of the Government of Taiwan (the Executive Yuan) has approved the recently-announced annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Released

    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.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Taiwan Amends Public Holidays Act

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior has announced that, as expected, 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.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Taiwan Extends 2015 Public Holidays

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior has 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.
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  • Feb
  • 26
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  • Taiwan Reconsiders 2015 Public Holidays

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Taiwanese cabinet is considering increasing the number of annual non-working public holidays in Taiwan, beginning in 2015.
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2013

  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Taiwan Working Day September 14

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration has issued a statement reminding all that Saturday, September 14, 2013, would be a regular working day, exceptionally.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Taiwan 2014 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - The Directorate General of Personnel Administration has released its official annual calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Taiwan 2013 CNY Public Holidays Re-Affirmed

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration has confirmed that, in compensation for the upcoming extended 2013 Chinese New Year public holidays, Saturday, February 23, 2013, would be a regular working day in Taiwan.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Taiwan 2013 Public Holidays Finalized

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration has finally released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 18
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  • Taiwan 2013 Public Holidays Draft

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Cabinet-level Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has, once again, released a draft calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Jul
  • 29
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  • Taiwan Typhoon Public Holidays Update

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Personnel Administration Minister, Frank Huang, has announced that Taiwan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration is considering mandating local governments to convert a normally non-working public holiday into a working day each time a one-off typhoon public holiday is declared.
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  • Jun
  • 13
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  • Taiwan National Public Holidays Revision

    The China Post (Taipei) - The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has announced a plan to revise the regulations on commemorative days and festivals and exclude some current national holidays in the name of the principles of equality and freedom of religion.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays February 27-28

    The China Post (Taipei) - The Taiwanese government has confirmed that Monday, February 27, 2012, would be a one-off bridge non-working public holiday, linking the previous weekend with the annual, February 28, public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 21
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  • Taiwan CNY Bank Holidays Confirmation

    The Central Bank of the Republic of China (CBC) - Taiwan's financial authorities have confirmed that they would follow last summer's announcement by the government of Taiwan of the shifting of the Saturday, February 4, 2012, non-working weekly holiday to Friday, January 27, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 21
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  • Taiwan January 2012 Public Holidays Confusion

    The China Post (Taipei) - Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) and Central Personnel Administration (CPA) are at odds concerning the recently-announced January 2 and 3, 2012, one-off public holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Taiwan Public Holidays Declared In January 2012

    Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (Taipei) - Taiwan's Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) has announced that 2 additional non-working public holidays had been declared in January 2012 in Taiwan.
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  • Sep
  • 29
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  • Taiwan 2012 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has published its list of 2012 public holidays, subdivided into: Weekends, Statutory and general national holidays, Particular Parties' Days, and Makeup holidays.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Taiwan 2011 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration has finally published its list of 2011 public holidays, subdivided into: Weekends, Statutory and general national holidays, Particular Parties' Days, and Makeup holidays.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Taiwan Considering Day in Lieu Public Holidays

    The China Post (Taipei) - At a recent hearing of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan's Judiciary, Organic Laws and Statutes Committee, a KMT lawmaker proposed that national public holidays which fall on a weekend should be compensated by a Friday or Monday additional public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Taiwan 2011 Public Holidays Draft

    The China Post (Taipei) - Taiwan's Cabinet-level Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has released a draft calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan in 2011.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Taiwan To Pass Public Holidays Legislation

    Taiwan's Executive Yuan (Taipei) - Taiwan's Executive Yuan has approved a draft bill which would replace the current declaration of public holidays, and compensatory working Saturdays, executive orders by the Cabinet, by permanent legislation.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Taiwan Confirms Children's Day Public Holiday

    The China Times (Taipei) - Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior has officially confirmed that, beginning in 2011, Children's Day will once again be a national public holiday, to be observed annually on April 4th.
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  • Mar
  • 18
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  • Taiwan Ex-VP Calls For March 23 Public Holiday

    Taiwan News Online (Taipei) - Former Taiwan Vice President, Annette Lu, has called for March 23 to be celebrated as National Sovereignty and Independence Memorial Day to mark the anniversary of the first direct presidential elections in 1996.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Taiwan Could Restore Children's Day Public Holiday In 2011

    Taiwan Central News Agency (Taipei) - Taiwan's Interior Minister, Jiang Yi-Huah, has announced that Children's Day, on April 4, would be reinstated as a national public holiday in 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 7
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  • Taiwan Legislates Hakka Day Holiday

    Taiwan Today (Taipei) - On Tuesday, Taiwan's Legislature passed the Hakka Basic Act aimed at promoting Hakka language and culture, and obliging the government to designate a national Hakka Day holiday.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Taiwan's MOI Approves Children's Day Public Holiday

    Taiwan Today (Taipei) - Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior has approved a proposal to declare a "new", April 4, annual public holiday for Children's Day.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Taiwan To Add Grandparents' Day Non-Working Holiday

    CNA News (Taipei) - Taiwan's Premier, Wu Den-Yih, has instructed Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to consider setting up a Grandparents Day national holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 21
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  • Taiwan To Consider Matsu Holiday

    Radio Taiwan International (Taipei) - Speaking in the legislature, yesterday, Taiwan's Premier, Wu Den-Yih, announced that he would ask Taiwan's interior ministry whether Matsu's birthday should be made a national holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Taiwan 2010 Public Holidays Released

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration has published its list of 2010 public holidays.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Taiwan Typhoon Public Holiday Today

    Nation Multimedia (Taipei) - As typhoon Morakot approached, the government of Taiwan has declared Friday, August 7, 2009, a "typhoon holiday" to prevent typhoon-related accidents.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Taiwan To Consider Cancelling 228 Public Holiday

    Taipei Times (Taipei) - Yesterday, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wu Yu-Sheng said he planned to propose that the government cancel the February 28 public holiday (aka. 228 Memorial Day) as an official public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 10
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  • Taiwan Adds Bridge Public Holiday In 2009

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration has released an updated list of 2009 public holidays in Taiwan.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 5
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  • Taiwan Could Generalize Bridge Public Holidays

    The China Post (Taipei) - Comments attributed to Taiwan's Premier, Liu Chao-Shiuan, would seem to indicate a new official policy of Friday bridge public holidays that would extend beyond the upcoming January 2 bridge public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Taiwan Declares January 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    Taiwan News (Taipei) - Earlier today, Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration announced that Friday, January 2, 2009, will be a one-off extra holiday to bridge the gap between January 1st and the week-end.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Taiwan 2009 Public Holidays Released

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2009.
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2007

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Taiwan To Declare October 24 As United Nations Day

    The China Post - The Ministry of the Interior is planning to designate October 24 (the day when the U.N. Charter came into force in 1945) as "Taiwan's United Nations Day", although it will not count as a national public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Taiwan September 18 Financial Market Holiday

    Reuters - All financial markets and institutions in Taiwan will be closed on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, due to Typhoon Wipha.
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  • Sep
  • 13
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  • Taiwan 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration announced the working schedule and public holidays list for all government agencies and schools for 2008.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Taiwan Legislature Approves July 15 Memorial Day

    Radio Taiwan International - Taiwan's Legislature declared Sunday, July 15, 2007, as a Memorial Day to mark the twentieth anniversary of the end of martial law.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Taiwan Not Rejecting October 25 Public Holiday Suggestion

    Taipei Times - President Chen Shui-Bian recently reacted cautiously to, while not dismissing it offhand, the suggestion that Taiwan declare October 25 as a new public holiday.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Taiwan Election Update

    The China Post (Taipei) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang Party are slowly moving towards an agreement on a two-in-one election (both Presidential and Legislative Elections), on the same date of January 19, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Taiwan 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2007.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Taiwan Declares October 9 Bridge Public Holiday

    National NCS - The Executive Yuan has announced that October 9, 2006 is a public holiday and October 14, 2006 (Saturday) a normal business day in Taiwan. This is to allow an extended period of public holiday.
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2005

  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Taiwan 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2006.
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2004

  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Taiwan 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2005.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Taiwan 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2004.
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2002

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Taiwan 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2003.
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2001

  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Taiwan 2002 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2002.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Taiwan To Maintain 228 Public Holiday ... For The Moment

    The Taipei Times - Legislative Yuan President Wang Jin-Pyng announced yesterday that the 228 Memorial Day will remain a public holiday this year.
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2000

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Taiwan 2001 Public Holidays Announced

    Central Personnel Administration - The Central Personnel Administration has released the official calendar of official non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the upcoming calendar year 2001.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Taiwan Announces Official Public Holidays For 2001

    Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei) - Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2001.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Taiwan Moves To 2-Day Weekends

    Central News Agency (Taipei) - The Central Personnel Administration of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced that it would enforce a five-day work week starting in 2002, increasing yearly holidays for public civic servants to 113-114 days from the present 102 days.
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1999

  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Taiwan Earthquake Public Holiday Today

    Central News Agency (Taipei) - Following the overnight earthquake, the government of Taiwan has announced that today would be a one-off bank holiday and general non-working public holiday throughout Taiwan.
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1997

  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Taiwan Adds February 28 Public Holiday

    Taipei Times (Taipei) - Taiwan's legislature has passed a bill making February 28 an annual public holiday.
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See also: Taiwan bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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