Taiwan Holidays 2020

FIND OUT FIRST - When are the Chinese Holidays?

FIND OUT FIRST – When are the Chinese Holidays?

Here is a full list of Taiwan Public Holidays for 2019. Please note LTL Mandarin School Taiwan is open 365 days a year and classes are taken and arranged accordingly. If you have further questions about Taiwan Bank holidays, please contact us.

  • January 1st 2020 – International New Year
  • January 24th 2020 to January 31st 2020Chinese New Year
  • February 28th 2020 & March 1st 2020 – 228 Peace Memorial Day
  • April 3rd 2020 & April 4th 2020 – Children’s Day and Tomb Sweeping Festival
  • June 25th 2020 – Dragon Boat Festival
  • October 1st 2020 – Mid Autumn Festival
  • October 9th 2020 & October 10th 2020 – National Day

COMPENSATION DAYS – In Taiwan and the Mainland, compensation work takes place in order to allow a longer holiday break. This was implemented because many family members have to make long journeys from work cities to home towns and allows them to spend longer with their families during the most important times of the year.

Compensation days for 2020 are as follows:

  • Saturday February 15th (Chinese New Year)
  • Saturday June 20th (Dragon Boat Festival)
  • Saturday September 26th (Mid Autumn Festival)

Taiwan Holidays 2021

Here is a list of all Taiwan Holidays for the year of 2021. If you have any issues or queries relating to Taiwan’s Bank holidays, then please do let us know.

  • January 1st 2021 – International New Year
  • February 11th 2021 to February 16th 2021 – Chinese New Year
  • February 28th 2021 & March 1st 2021 – 228 Peace Memorial Day
  • April 4th 2021 & April 5th 2021 – Children’s Day and Tomb Sweeping Festival
  • June 14th 2021 – Dragon Boat Festival
  • September 21st 2021 – Mid Autumn Festival
  • October 10th 2021 & October 11th 2021 – National Day

Taiwan Holidays – Why work Compensation Days?

There is not doubt figuring out holidays in Taiwan and the Mainland is a tricky thing for a new comer!

Taiwan Holidays - Taiwan and the Mainland are not small - travelling home takes time

Taiwan Holidays – Taiwan and the Mainland are not small – travelling home takes time

There is a rather unique system for these holidays which involves days being moved around, making some Sunday’s working days.

But why!!

The reason is actually one that makes a lot of common sense, so let’s give you an example.

Chinese New Year is a 3 day holiday

So let’s say you get Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off. Alongside the weekend that is 5 days off.

But why have 5 days off when you can create 7?

How this is done is to declare the Thursday and Friday of that week as holiday’s also, but to do this you must work two weekend days to make up for it!

Therefore, a weekend, either before or after the festival is declared a working “weekend”, giving you a 7 day working week for the pleasure. Likewise this could be split into two 6 day working weeks depending on how it falls.

Why make people work 7 days in a week?

The argument is this – having a 7 day holiday is much better than a 5 day holiday when a vast number of the population have to travel a LONG way to be home with families. This makes the journey far more worthwhile, 2 extra days makes the world of difference when spending, let’s say, 15 hours on the road from door to door to get home to families.

In a nutshell – that’s why there is a unique system like this for Taiwan Public Holidays.

NOTE – Our schools in the mainland follow a slightly different set of holidays. To find out more about the Mainland Public Holidays visit our page.