Peace Memorial Day
Peace Memorial Day is a national commemoration observed every 28 February in Taiwan. It commemorates the 228 Incident or 228 Massacre in which more than ten thousands of Taiwanese were killed while thousands others were imprisoned on 28 February 1947. Formerly, the subject was taboo to be discussed among Taiwanese people, but now, monuments are built to honor the victims, and people commemorate the anniversary of 228 Incident as a public holiday in Taiwan. More >
Double Ten Day in Taiwan
Double Ten Day or Double Tenth Day is a national day of Taiwan to commemorate the start of Wuchang Uprising on October 10, 1911. The Wuchang Uprising led to the fall of Qing Dynasty and the establishment of Republic of China. Thus, the government of Taiwan designated the anniversary of the event as a national holiday in Taiwan. More >
Most public holidays in Taiwan are regulated based on the traditional Chinese festivals observed every year. The only Chinese-non-related holiday observed in this country is Taiwan Republic Day which falls in coincidence with the New Year’s Day. More >
2013 Vesak / 2013 Wesak Celebration
In Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India
Vesak is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in South Asian and South East Asian countries like Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Pakistan and India. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s birthday”, it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha. More >
Mid Autumn Festival / Mooncake Festival / Chinese Lantern Festival
Mid Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival) dates back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China’s Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie (literally “Mid-Autumn Festival”) in the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties across different countries. More >
Taiwan probably do not much advertise themselves in case of tourism sites, but it possesses great vacation places scattered in some areas of Taiwan. Everyone of every ages will be able to find something to do starting from shopping, sightseeing, until visiting many famous temples. Taiwan even has one of the third highest building in the world – Taipei 101. On the contrary to what people talk about Taiwan as a traditional state, this country is really progressing in case of modern technology and architecture. More >
Taiwan 2012 Public Holidays
Public holidays in Taiwan refers to the holidays and festivals observed in the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China. This Taiwan holidays 2012 calendar is estimate. We have not received official Taiwan public holidays calendar of 2012. More >
The progress of Taipei went from worst to best over the last decade. From its beginnings as a congested nation of free dwellers, with those extensive problems of traffic, garbage and even environmental flaws, to the now even flowing bombardment of change here and there.
Taipei is now on the verge of healing; a slow yet evident sense of change that is felt by both the commoners and those who followed its resolution of change. It is but a fact that Taipei in general is a peaceful place, only to be disturbed once by the non committal of progress.
In a little span of time, economic, social and political reform took place and placed Taipei into the map again, and is agreed by many as one of the most livable cities, coupled with the comfortable living of today?s generation. Taipei is a clear evidence of progress and change only for the betterment of all.
Taiwan 2011 Public Holidays
Public holidays in Taiwan refers to the holidays and festivals observed in the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China. This Taiwan holidays 2011 calendar is based on official Taiwan public holidays calendar of 2011. More >