Traditional Holidays in Taiwan

Chinese New Year ("過年")

 

Traditional Holidays in Taiwan - learn about Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, Lantern Festival, and how Chinese New Year has evolved over time into a more contemporary version of the same age-old tradition. Read more...

 

Tomb Sweeping Day/QingMing Holiday (清明節)

 

The QingMing Festival (清明節)is also known as Tomb Sweeping Day. It is followed in Chinese cultural areas including Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore as well as Vietnam. The holiday falls on or around April 5th or the Gregorian calendar. Read more...

 

Dragon Boat Festival Duanwujie (端午節)

 

Dragon Boat Festival, or “Duan Wu Jie” in Mandarin Chinese, falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. This is usually around Mid-June on the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. Read more...

 

Mid Autumn Festival 中秋節(pinyin: Zhong qiu Jie)

 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a Chinese holiday that celebrates the full harvest moon.  It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Read more...

 

The Taiwan 228 Incident (二二八)

 

Although it is not a “traditional” holiday, the 228 Incident (sometimes known as the “228 Massacre”) has been a recognized Taiwan national holiday since 1995. The incident started as an anti-government uprising on February 27, 1947.  Read more...

 

Ten Ten Day/Double Ten Day()

 

Double Ten Day is the National Day of the Republic of China.(國慶日) It commemorates the start of the Wuchang Uprisingof October 10, 1911, which led to the collapse of the Qing Dynastyin Chinaand establishment of the Republic of China on January 1, 1912. Read more...

 

Taiwan Teachers’ Day(教師節)

 

Taiwan Teachers’ Day is recognized on September 28th. This day is also the birthdate of the great Chinese philosopher and teacher, Confucius(孔子). Read more...

 

Taiwan Founding Day /New Year’s Eve in Taiwan臺灣跨年

 

January 1 is Taiwan’s official “Independence Day”. After declaring independence from the Ching government in China on October 10, 1911 (Double Ten Day), Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of Taiwan, was inaugurated as the Republic of China’s first presidenton January 1st, 1912. Read more...

 

Ghost Month in Taiwan(鬼月)

 

Ghost Month鬼月is the 7th month of the lunar calendar. The 15th day is called Ghost Day. Ghost Month is recognized in most Asian countries, but the rituals and customs related to the holiday may differ. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

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