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Labor Day in Taiwan – May 1
May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. For Taiwan, it usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries.
It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers. Labor Day is a day off for workers in Taiwan as a national holiday.
Literary Day in Taiwan – May 4
Literary Day is a Chinese holiday celebrated annually in Taiwan on May 4. It commemorates the May Fourth Movement that emerged in the late 1910s.
The May Fourth Movement was an anti-imperialist, political, and cultural movement that emerged in the late 1910s. It grew out of student demonstrations that took place in the city of Beijing on May 4th, 1919. The protesters objected to weak response of the Chinese government to the Treaty of Versailles. Protests spread throughout the country and lead to the upsurge of Chinese nationalism.
The May Fourth Movement is closely tied with the New Culture Movement. This movement emerged in the mid 1910s due to the disillusionment with traditional Chinese culture. Its members called for creation of the new western-oriented culture. The May 4th demonstrations marked a shift from cultural activities to political mobilization.
Buddha’s Birthday in Taiwan – May 12, 2019
Buddha’s Birthday is an observed holiday in Taiwan, traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
According to the Theravada Tripitaka scriptures (from Pali, meaning “three baskets”), Gautama was born in Lumbini in modern-day Nepal, around the year 563 BCE, and raised in Kapilavastu.
Mother’s Day in Taiwan – May 12, 2019
Mother’s day in Taiwan is held on Sunday, May 12, 2019. It is a day for people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures.
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