Taipei Events Calendar
Your month-by-month view of all the upcoming events, activities and festivals happening in Taipei.
Explore the many things that are happening today, along with the upcoming events & festivals in Taiwan by the Taipei event calendar.
|Date / Time||Event|
| Armed Forces Day 2019|
Taiwan annually celebrates Armed Forces Day on September 3. This day celebrates victory over Japan in World War II. At the same time this holiday is known as Victory over Japan Day, that is celebrated in the People's Republic of China. Japan surrendered in World War II on August 15th, 1945, but official act was signed only on September 2nd, 1945. This day is known as an official day of the end of the war. The government of the Republic of China announced the three-day celebration of this event.
| Mid-Autumn Festival 2019|
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese harvest festival, also celebrated in Taiwan. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar. It is an official public holiday in Taiwan, as well as China, Macau, and Hong Kong. The festival is known by many names, such Harvest Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, and Reunion Festival. It celebrates three fundamental concepts that have shaped the traditions of the festival, Gathering: family and friends come together to celebrate and harvest crops...
| September Equinox 2019|
There are 2 equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.
| Teachers’ Day 2019|
Taiwan annually celebrates Teachers' Day, also known as Confucius Day on September 28. This holiday commemorates the birthday of Confucius, who is believed to be the model master educator in ancient China. Celebration of Teachers' Day occurs in the temples of Confucius all around Taiwan. A number of dancers and musicians participate in this festival which is known as the Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius.
| Double Ninth Day 2019|
The Chung Yeung Festival (Double Ninth Festival) is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated only in Taiwan on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. The festival is directly related to the philosophical concept of yin and yang, two interconnected aspects that symbolize dark and light, night and day, the moon and the sun, femininity and masculinity, earth and sky, water and fire, accordingly.
| Taiwan National Day 2019|
Taiwan National Day is celebrated on October 10th as Taiwan's birthday. The holiday historically refers to the tenth day of the tenth month in 1911, when the Wuchang Uprising began. For 2018, the day is commonly addressed as Taiwan's 107th Birthday. National Day of the Republic of China which is known as the Taiwan National Day or Double Tenth Day is to commemorate the 1911 Wuchang Uprising, a milestone of China’s politics development and a new chapter in the history of the Chinese which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty.
| Overseas Chinese Day 2019|
Overseas Chinese Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated in Taiwan. It is dedicated to the people of Chinese birth or descent who currently live outside the Greater China Area. In the Chinese language, there are several terms used to denote overseas Chinese. For example, the term Huáqiáo refers to the citizens of China / Taiwan residing in other countries, while the term Huáyì refers to ethnic Chinese residing in countries other than China.
| Taiwan’s Retrocession Day 2019|
Taiwan Retrocession Day is an annual observance held in the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, on October 25. It commemorates the end of Japanese rule over the island of Taiwan in 1945. Taiwan became a Japanese colony after the defeat of the Qing dynasty in the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894. The island was officially ceded to the Empire of Japan by the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki.
| Halloween 2019|
Halloween, a popular festival from American culture, is becoming more widespread in Taiwan as many young people are celebrating this chilling and spooky night. Many people in Taiwan celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31st. Costume parties are held and many children go trick-or-treating around this time of the year.
| Saisiat Festival 2019|
Also spelt as 'Saisiyat', is one of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan that inhabit the mountains separating Hsinchu and Miaoli counties with approximately 7,000 people. The name "Saisiyat" means "true people" and is reflective of the ethnocentric outlook that is common to indigenous groups throughout the world. Inhabiting the mountains separating Hsinchu and Miaoli counties, the approximately 7,000, saisha are divided into northern and southern subgroups.
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