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Taiwan 2015 Public Holidays Extended

Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016


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.

The calendar 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 (2013-05-31).

But, this past February (2014-02-26), 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 (2014-03-17), 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 the announcement (2014-05-10) 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.

Then, in June (2014-06-12), The Directorate General of Personnel Administration had 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. Later the same month (2014-06-28), the Cabinet of the Government of Taiwan (the Executive Yuan) approved the recently-announced annual calendar of non-working public holidays in Taiwan for the calendar year 2015.

As usual (2013-05-31, 2012-11-26, 2011-09-29, 2010-12-16, 2009-08-17, 2008-11-21, 2007-09-13, 2006-11-20, 2005-11-21, 2004-11-25, 2003-11-04, 2002-11-26, 2001-11-26 and 2000-12-01) Taiwanese 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).



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