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Mon Feb 0 4

Farmer's Day

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve in TaiwanFebruary 4, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 5 to February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 5 to February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 5 to February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 5 to February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Year of the pig 2019

Chinese New Year in Taiwan – February 5 to February 9, 2019

Chinese New Year’s Eve is a national holiday in Taiwan, and it’s hugely celebrated. For 2019, it is the year of the pig.

Chinese New Year 2019 will provide Taiwan with 6 days of a national holiday, from February 5th to 9th. The Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in Taiwan.

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.

Valentines & White Day
Thu Feb 1 4

Valentines 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.

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival in TaiwanFebruary 19, 2019

There are many activities all over Taiwan during Taiwan Lantern Festival. During the Taiwan Lantern Festival, thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District in Taiwan. In Yanshui District, the firecrackers ceremony of Wumiao Temple is also one of the important activities.

The Tainan Yanshui Fireworks Display was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky Lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner. These two events are known together as “Fireworks in the South, Sky Lanterns in the North”.

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Tue Feb 1 9

Tourism Day 2019

Tourism Day in TaiwanFebruary 19, 2019

The adoption of this holiday is considered a milestone in global tourism.

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

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Thu Feb 2 8

228 Memorial Day

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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