Taking Leaves

  • Last Modify Date:2018-06-25

  National holidays and memorial holidays regulated in Article 37 of the Labor Standards Act (also regulated in the enforcement rules of Article 23 of the same Act) include:

The annual commemorative holidays mentioned in Article 37 of the Act are as follows:

  1. Founding Day of the Republic of China (January 1).
  2. Peace Memorial Day (February 28).
  3. Memorial Day for Revolutionary Fighters (March 29).
  4. Confucius Birthday (September 28).
  5. Double Tenth National Day (October 10).
  6. Chiang Kai-shek’s Birthday (October 31).
  7. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Birthday (November 12).
  8. Constitution Day (December 25).
  9. Labor Day (May 1)
  10. The Next Day of Founding Day of the Republic of China (January 2).
  11. Lunar New Year (The first to the third day of the first month in the lunar calendar).
  12. Women’s Day and Children’s Day (The day before Tomb-sweeping Day).
  13. Tomb-sweeping Day (based on Cing Ming Festival in the lunar calendar).
  14. Dragon Boat Festival (the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar).
  15. Mid-autumn Festival (the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar).
  16. Lunar New Year’s Eve.
  17. Taiwan Restoration Day (October 25).

 There are 19 days of national holidays in total. Employees should be given one-day off for all 19 days; the so-called "memorize but not take the day off" does not exist. However, employers and employees can negotiate and adjust the days to take leaves based on the nature of the industries as well as the actual needs.

  • News From:Department of Standards and Equal Employment
  • Publish Date:2015-04-20
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