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Taiwan Extends 2015 Public Holidays

Source: Taiwan Central Personnel Administration (Taipei)
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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.

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 month (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.

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