This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Taiwan. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday Republic Day Public holiday

Commemorates the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanking in 1912 and also the start of the year.

February 4 Monday Chinese New Year's Eve Public holiday

The day or evening before the Chinese New Year day with the annual reunion dinner.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 6 Wednesday Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Public holiday

On the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends.

February 7 Thursday Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Public holiday

3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

February 8 Friday Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Public holiday

4th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 9 Saturday Chinese New Year Holiday 5 Public holiday

5th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 19 Tuesday Lantern Festival Observance

A Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 28 Thursday 228 Memorial Day Public holiday

The day to commemorate the victims of February 28 incident, the anti-government uprising in Taiwan on February 28, 1947.

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

April 4 Thursday Children's Day Public holiday

Children's Day is a day recognised to celebrate children. April 4th in Taiwan.

April 5 Friday Qingming Festival Public holiday

It's a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.This day is for paying homage to the ancestors, visiting their graves.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Buddha's Birthday Observance

This holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism. Celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 7 Friday Dragon Boat Festival Public holiday

Traditional holiday originating in China, commemorating fealty and filial piety. It occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

August 7 Wednesday Chinese Valentine's Day Observance

The "Chinese Valentine's Day" is the Qixi Festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. It commemorates a day on which a legendary cowherder and weaving maid are allowed to be together.

August 8 Thursday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. August 8th in Taiwan

September 13 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Public holiday

A harvest festival celebrated, notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples.The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night

September 28 Saturday Teachers' Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers. Falls on September 28th in Taiwan

October 7 Monday Double Ninth Festival Observance

A traditional Chinese holiday observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar

October 10 Thursday National Day Public holiday

The National Day of the Republic of China, also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day. It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the ROC in 1912.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

December 22 Sunday Dongzhi Festival Observance

One of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and ethnic Chinese in East Asia during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22.

December 25 Wednesday Constitution Day Observance

Anniversary of the adoption of the Chinese constitution in 1947

Holidays in Taiwan in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Taiwan. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday Republic Day Public holiday

Commemorates the establishment of the Provisional Government in Nanking in 1912 and also the start of the year.

February 4 Monday Chinese New Year's Eve Public holiday

The day or evening before the Chinese New Year day with the annual reunion dinner.

February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year's Day Public holiday

Also known as the Spring Festival is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 6 Wednesday Chinese New Year Holiday 2 Public holiday

On the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends.

February 7 Thursday Chinese New Year Holiday 3 Public holiday

3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

February 8 Friday Chinese New Year Holiday 4 Public holiday

4th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 9 Saturday Chinese New Year Holiday 5 Public holiday

5th day of the Chinese New Year.

February 19 Tuesday Lantern Festival Observance

A Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar.

February 28 Thursday 228 Memorial Day Public holiday

The day to commemorate the victims of February 28 incident, the anti-government uprising in Taiwan on February 28, 1947.

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Observance

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

April 4 Thursday Children's Day Public holiday

Children's Day is a day recognised to celebrate children. April 4th in Taiwan.

April 5 Friday Qingming Festival Public holiday

It's a traditional Chinese festival which falls on the first day of the fifth solar term of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.This day is for paying homage to the ancestors, visiting their graves.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 12 Sunday Buddha's Birthday Observance

This holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism. Celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar

May 12 Sunday Mother's Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Second Sunday of May in many countries all over the globe

June 7 Friday Dragon Boat Festival Public holiday

Traditional holiday originating in China, commemorating fealty and filial piety. It occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

August 7 Wednesday Chinese Valentine's Day Observance

The "Chinese Valentine's Day" is the Qixi Festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. It commemorates a day on which a legendary cowherder and weaving maid are allowed to be together.

August 8 Thursday Father's Day Observance

Celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. August 8th in Taiwan

September 13 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Public holiday

A harvest festival celebrated, notably by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese peoples.The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night

September 28 Saturday Teachers' Day Observance

It's a special day for the appreciation of teachers. Falls on September 28th in Taiwan

October 7 Monday Double Ninth Festival Observance

A traditional Chinese holiday observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar

October 10 Thursday National Day Public holiday

The National Day of the Republic of China, also referred to as Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day. It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China and establishment of the ROC in 1912.

October 31 Thursday Halloween Observance

The eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, traditionally considered the only day in the year when the spirits of the dead can return to earth. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, divination games, telling scary stories, watching horror films etc.

December 22 Sunday Dongzhi Festival Observance

One of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and ethnic Chinese in East Asia during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22.

December 25 Wednesday Constitution Day Observance

Anniversary of the adoption of the Chinese constitution in 1947

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