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Taiwan Amends Public Holidays Act

Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

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.

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.

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