Source:Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Most recent follow-up news item: February 20, 2021
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 (2013-05-31).
But, last 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 last month's 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.