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Taiwan Announces Official Public Holidays For 2001

Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2000
Most recent follow-up news item: March 25, 2010

Taiwan's Central Personnel Administration (CPA) has released the official list of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2001.

This announcement is noteworthy as it settles many questions left unanswered since the announced change to 2-day weekends, earlier this year (2000-06-20).

The February 28, (aka. 228) public holiday, added 3 years ago (1997-02-24), remains on the list of Taiwan official public holidays for 2001, despite having been slated for cancellation by the Legislative Yuan to help make up for work days lost under the new five-day workweek policy. In the place of the 228 public holiday, it appears that it was the April 4, Mother's and Children's Day, public holiday that was canceled.

As announced before the summer (2000-06-20), the aforementioned list of 2001 official public holidays no longer lists Sun Yat-Sen's birthday (November 12) and Constitution Day (December 25) as non-working public holidays in Taiwan.

The announcement does, however, list these 3 canceled public holidays as commemorative dates that are not official public holidays, but on which companies can, at their discretion, give their employees a day off.

Other such discretionary holidays mentioned are: March 29 (Youth Day), April 30 (Buddha's Birthday), September 28 (Confucius' Birthday/Teacher's Day), October 25 (Taiwan Liberation Day), and October 31 (Chiang Kai Sek's Birthday).

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