Upcoming Events & Festivals in Taipei

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The main holidays in Taiwan 2018.Holidays in Taiwan 2019

The Taipei Upcoming Events & Festivals Calendar

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April
Childrens Day
Thu Apr 0 4

Children's Day

Children’s Day in Taiwan – April 4

Taiwan designated April 4 as Children’s Day, pursuant to Article 5 of the Order to Implement Commemoration Days and Holidays.

The holiday dates back to 1931 and since then schools often hold special activities in order to celebrate the occasion. Because of pressure from parents demanding to accompany their children in the celebration, Taiwan celebrated Women’s Day together with Children’s Day on the 4th of April 1991. Since then, the 4th of April has been known as “The Combined Holidays of Women’s Day and Children’s Day” (Chinese: 婦女節、兒童節合併假期). It has been a public holiday of Taiwan since 2011.

Religious Dates Taiwan
Fri Apr 0 5

Tomb Sweeping Day

Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan – April 5 to 6, 2018

The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar.

This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4th or 5th April in a given year.Other common translations include Chinese Memorial Day and Ancestors’ Day. Qingming has been regularly observed as a statutory public holiday in China. In Taiwan, the public holiday is now always observed on 5th April to honor the death of Chiang Kai-shek on that day in 1975. It became a public holiday in mainland China in 2008.

In the mainland, the holiday is associated with the consumption of qingtuan, green dumplings made of glutinous rice and barley grass. In Taiwan, the similar confection is known as caozaiguo or shuchuguo.

Religious Dates Taiwan
Fri Apr 0 6

Tomb Sweeping Day

Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan – April 5 to 6, 2018

The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day in English, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar.

This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4th or 5th April in a given year.Other common translations include Chinese Memorial Day and Ancestors’ Day. Qingming has been regularly observed as a statutory public holiday in China. In Taiwan, the public holiday is now always observed on 5th April to honor the death of Chiang Kai-shek on that day in 1975. It became a public holiday in mainland China in 2008.

In the mainland, the holiday is associated with the consumption of qingtuan, green dumplings made of glutinous rice and barley grass. In Taiwan, the similar confection is known as caozaiguo or shuchuguo.

Religious Dates Taiwan

God of Medicine’s Birthday in Taiwan – April 19, 2019

Since 1994, Baoan Temple, 保安宫, in Taipei has transformed the traditional birthday celebrations of the God of Medicine or Baosheng Dadi, 保生大帝, into an international cultural festival.

Known as the Asia Pacific Baosheng Cultural Festival, a series of public events was spread over two months and overlapping with birthday celebrations of four other deities; Zhu Sheng Niang Niang, Mazu, Heavenly Holy Mother and Emperor Sheng Nong. 注生娘娘, 妈祖,天上圣母,神农. See Baoan Temple celebrates birthday of Zhu sheng Niang Niang.

Easter Sunday
Sun Apr 2 1

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday in Taiwan – April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. Taiwan generally see Easter as an observed holiday.

Matsu's Birthday

Matsu’s Birthday in Taiwan – April 27, 2019

Mazu, also spelt Matsu and Ma-tsu, is the Chinese patron goddess who is said to protect seafarers, such as fishermen and sailors.

The worship of Mazu began in the Song dynasty. Mazu is widely worshiped in the coastal regions of China, especially in Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Tianjin and Hainan.

She is also worshiped in Taiwan and other places in East/Southeast Asia. Her birthplace was Meizhou (湄州) in Putian County (莆田縣), Fujian Province. She was born in the year 960. Her family had the surname Lin (林). She had the name Lin Moniang (Chinese: 林默娘). She died on October 4th 987. After her death, she was remembered as a young lady in a red dress, who would forever roam over the seas.

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