According to the calendar released by the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, Taiwanese workers will receive 115 public holidays, including weekends in 2020. During 2020 they will enjoy five long weekends.
As usual planning ahead and using your annual holiday allowance to create long weekends is an efficient way to extend the public holidays. In 2020, only Republic Day right at the start of the year falls on a Wednesday, so the five long weekends are created using the normal holiday rules, with the usual proviso that some Saturdays will have to be sacrificed to create these long weekends.
Taiwan will celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Rat with a week of holidays from Thursday February 23rd to Wednesday February 29th, creating a seven-day break.
Peace Memorial Day on February 28th falls on a Friday, creating a three-day long weekend with no use of holiday allowance.
Children’s Day and Ching Ming combine to create a four-day weekend from April 2nd to April 5th.
Both Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid Autumn Festival fall on Thursdays in 2020, creating four-day weekends. The additional holidays on the Fridays will be compensated by the Saturday before the holiday becoming a working day.
Rounding off the holidays for 2020 is National Day, which will be on Saturday October 10th. Friday October 9th will therefore be a public holiday.
National holidays in Taiwan in 2020
|Wednesday||Jan 01||Republic Day|
|Thursday||Jan 23||Chinese New Year Holiday||Day before New Year’s Eve|
|Friday||Jan 24||Chinese New Year||Day before 1st day of 1st lunar month|
|Saturday||Jan 25||Chinese New Year||1st day of 1st lunar month|
|Sunday||Jan 26||Chinese New Year Holiday||2nd day of 1st lunar month|
|Monday||Jan 27||Chinese New Year Holiday||3rd day of 1st lunar month|
|Tuesday||Jan 28||Chinese New Year Holiday||4th day of 1st lunar month|
|Wednesday||Jan 29||Chinese New Year Holiday||5th day of 1st lunar month|
|Saturday||Feb 08||Lantern Festival||15th Day of 1st lunar month|
|Friday||Feb 28||Peace Memorial Day|
|Thursday||Apr 02||Ching Ming Festival Holiday|
|Friday||Apr 03||Children’s Day (in lieu)||Friday is a holiday as Childrens Day falls on a Saturday|
|Sunday||Apr 05||Tomb-Sweeping Day||Qing Ming Jie, Tomb Sweeping Day or Mourning Day|
|Friday||May 01||Labor day||Private sector workers only|
|Thursday||Jun 25||Dragon Boat Festival||Tuen Ng Festival|
|Friday||Jun 26||Dragon Boat Festival Holiday||Compensated by Saturday 20 June|
|Thursday||Oct 01||Mid Autumn Festival|
|Friday||Oct 02||Mid Autumn Festival Holiday||Compensated by Saturday September 26th|
|Friday||Oct 09||National Day (in lieu)||National Day|
|Saturday||Oct 10||National Day||National Day|
|Sunday||Oct 25||Double Ninth Day||Autumn Remembrance|