Upcoming Events & Festivals in Taipei

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  • 08
    Womans Day

    Women's Day

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    Woman’s Day in Taiwan – March 8, 2019

    Women’s Day in Taiwan – March 8, also know as International Women’s Day (IWD), was originally called International Working Women’s Day.

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    Religious Dates Taiwan

    Earth God's Birthday 2019

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    Earth God’s Birthday – March 8, 2019

    Tu Di Gong is a local earth god worshipped in Taiwan as derived from traditional Chinese culture.

    As popular Chinese deity, he is worshiped by Chinese folk religion worshipers and Taoists. God of Earth Temple in Linjhong Village worshiped the God of Earth. God of Earth Temple is located in the downtown and near the railway. People believed the effects of God. He can bring happiness, get away disasters and have countless merits. In China, every village had a shrine to Tu Di Gong.

  • 12
    The National Taiwan Flag

    Arbor Day

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    Arbor Day in Taiwan – March 12

    Arbor Day has been a traditional holiday in Taiwan since 1927. Arbor Day has been a traditional holiday in since 1927. The Executive Yuan approved Arbor Day in the spirit of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.

    In 1914, the founder of the agricultural college at Nanking University suggested to the now-defunct Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry that China should imitate the practice in the United States of Arbor Day. The holiday would be held the same day as the Qingming Festival. However, for unknown reasons, the suggestion was not made through the formal process, so nothing came from this original request.

    After the successful conclusion of the Northern Expedition, the now-defunct Ministry of Agriculture and Minerals formally petitioned the Executive Yuan to establish Arbor Day to commemorate the passing of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Father of Modern China. He had been a major advocate of afforestation in his life, because it would increase people’s livelihoods. The Executive Yuan approved Arbor Day in the spirit of Dr. Sun that year and has since been celebrated on March 12th for this purpose.

  • 14
    Valentines & White Day

    White Day

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    White Day in Taiwan – March 14

    Taiwan, as like many other Asian countries, celebrate White Day on March 14. This holiday is tightly connected to Valentine’s Day and it’s observed by men.

    White Day is a kind of ‘answer’ to Valentine’s Day gifts, and now it’s 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.

    The tradition to celebrate White Day began in 1978, when the National Confectionery Industry Association claimed, that men should pay back women who gave them chocolates and other gifts on Valentine’s Day.

  • 20
    March Equinox

    March Equinox

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    March Equinox in Taiwan – March 20

    There are two equinoxes every year – in March and September – when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of night and day are nearly equal.

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