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  • Farmer’s Day
    All day
    02-04-18

    The National Taiwan Flag

    Farmer’s Day in TaiwanFebruary 4

    Farmer’s Day is observed in Taiwan, but is not an official holiday observed by civil servants of the central government.

    Some sectors of the Taiwanese workforce may have time off, which may also include Labor Day, Armed Forces Day, and Teachers’ Day.

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  • Valentines Day
    All day
    02-14-18

    Valentines & White Day

    Valentines Day in Taiwan – February 14

    Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday also celebrated in Taiwan on the February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world as well as Taiwan, although it is not a public holiday.

    Across many Asian countries, including Taiwan, Valentine’s Day was traditionally for women to buy romantic gifts for men. It would then be a month later on March 14th, known as White Day, that the men would be expected to ‘answer’ to the Valentine’s Day gifts, and as it would be the men’s turn to give women chocolate, jewelry, lingerie, cookies or marshmallows. It’s expected that the gift from the man should be twice or thrice more expensive, than the Valentine’s gift.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Eve 2018
    All day
    02-15-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year’s Eve in TaiwanFebruary 15, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-16-18-02-20-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year in TaiwanFebruary 16 to February 20, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th when you include the Chinese New year’s Eve on the 15th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-17-18-02-20-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year in TaiwanFebruary 16 to February 20, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th when you include the Chinese New year’s Eve on the 15th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-18-18-02-20-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year in TaiwanFebruary 16 to February 20, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th when you include the Chinese New year’s Eve on the 15th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-19-18-02-20-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year in TaiwanFebruary 16 to February 20, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th when you include the Chinese New year’s Eve on the 15th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • Chinese New Year’s Day 2018
    All day
    02-20-18-02-20-18

    CNY of the Dog

    Chinese New Year in TaiwanFebruary 16 to February 20, 2018

    Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For the year 2018, it is the year of the dog.

    Chinese New Year 2018 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 15th to 20th when you include the Chinese New year’s Eve on the 15th.

    Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan. It’s celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteenth day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.

    The history celebration of Chinese New Year is very long. It gained special significance due to the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor ancestors and deities, thus different customs evolved.

    Traditionally every family makes the thorough cleansing of the house to sweep away ill-fortune and invite good luck. The families gather on the New Years Eve for the annual reunion dinner, where typical menu includes chicken or pork, dumplings and fish. Windows and doors are decorated with colorful paper-cuts and couplets. Another tradition is giving money in red paper envelopes.

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  • 228 Memorial Day
    All day
    02-28-18

    The National Taiwan Flag

    228 Memorial DayFebruary 28

    Commemorates the February 28 Incident in 1947. On this day, all flags in the nation will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the dead.

    Although it is not a “traditional” holiday, the 228 Incident (sometimes known as the “228 Massacre”) has been a recognized Taiwan national holiday since 1995. The incident started as an anti-government uprising on February 27th, 1947. The KMT (Kuomintang) was the leading party at the time.

    As the anti-government activity appeared to become more volatile, the KMT oppressed the uprising which resulted in 10,000 – 30,000 deaths as well as thousands of missing persons. For more than 50 years, this event was considered an unpatriotic taboo topic for Taiwanese and government officials. It wasn’t until the first democratically elected, and Taiwan born, president, Lee Deng-hui (李登煇) mentioned the incident in a speech to commemorate the day. At this time, the Taiwanese government stated that 2/28 would be a national holiday to remember those who lost their lives.

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