2016 Year of the Fire Monkey

2016 is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey in Chinese Culture and Tradition

Calendar of official government holidays for Taiwan (up to date as of January 1st, 2016)

Date of Hoiday Dates Holiday Observed Holiday Holiday Details
Friday, January 1st Friday, January 1st New Years Day 3 day weekend from Friday to Sunday
Sunday, February 7th Sunday, February 7th Chinese New Years Eve Chinese New Years Eve
Monday, February 8th to Friday, the 12th Monday, February 8th to Friday, the 12th Chinese New Year Holiday The official CNY holiday is 5 days in 2016. Because of an extra day given for the holiday (2/12), January 30th this year is officially a work day.
Sunday, February 28th Monday, February 29th Peace Memorial Day Peace Memorial Day (Commemorating the 2/28 incident in 1947, which is every year  on February 28th). The hoiday is being observed on Monday the 29th in 2016.
Saturday, April 2nd and Monday, April 4th Monday and Tuesday (April 4th & 5th) Tomb Sweeping Day & Children's Day In 2016 Tomb Sweeping Day and Children's day are being observed on Monday and Tuesday. Tomb Sweeping Day is actually on Saturday but its being observed on Tuesday - the government made this change to allow a 4 day weekend from 4/2 to 4/5.
Thursday, June 9th Thursday and Friday (June 9th & 10th) Dragon Boat Festival 4 day weekend for Duan Wu Jie - Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon Boat is on June 9th, so the Taiwan Government this year is adding an extra day (the 10th) for an extended holiday weekend. June 4th is designated as an additional work day.
Thursday, September 15th Thursday and Friday (September 15th & 16th) Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 is a 4 day weekend. The government has added 9/10 as an additional working day for 2016 in order to accomodate the 4 day weekend. This festival is also commonly called the Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, Zhongqiu Festival, and the Chinese Lantern Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, which translates to September or October in the Gregorian solar calendar.
Monday, October 10th Monday, October 10th National Day 2016 Double-Ten is a 3 Day Weekend.   The holiday commemorates the founding of the Republic of China on October 10th, 1911.


2013 - the Year of the Snake

2014 - the Year of the Horse

2015 - the Year of the Sheep

2016 - the Year of the Monkey

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