Taiwan Public Holidays 2012 Calendar

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Taiwan calendar 2012/Taiwan Public Holidays 2012

Taiwan is an area located in the republic of china. Visiting this area will leave you dumbfounded and will want to come here on every occasion. The best time to visit is on public holidays and other festivals.

This article gives a cross section on the different holidays and festivals that happen particularly in Taiwan so that you will be aware on when to visit and what to expect when you visit. Here is the list of Taiwanese Holidays 2012

Taiwan Republic Day / Founding Day / New Year’s Day

This celebration happens all over china, Taiwan included. It celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which happened on January 1, 1912. It also happens to fall on every New Year day.

This holiday passed on Sunday, 1 January 2012

Chinese New Year’s Eve

This celebration happens on the last day of 12th lunar month. The people here celebrate the New Years Eve according to the Chinese calendar.

The festival happened on Sunday, 22 January 2012

 Chinese New Year

This celebration happens between the 1st days towards the 3rd day of the 1st lunar month. This year, (2012) there will be an additional day since the Chinese New Year eve will fall on a Sunday. The dates this festival happened are as follows,

Monday, 23 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Peace Memorial Day

This memorial refers to the 228 Incident that happened on February 28, the year 1947.

This year, it fell on Tuesday, February 28.

The Combined Holidays of Women’s Day & Children’s Day

This day became officially a public holiday last year (2011). Its function was to set up a campaign to increase the extremely low birth rate affecting Taiwan. This year, the holiday fell on Wednesday, 4 April 2012.

Qingming Festival

This is a festival celebrated by the locals. When translated, it means the tomb sweeping festival. This is a traditional holiday for Taiwan residents but also happens to fall on the anniversary of the passing of President Chiang Kai-shek on April 5, 1975. This year, the festival fell on Wednesday, 4 April 2012.

Vesak

This is a celebration put in place by the Taiwanese Buddhists. They celebrate Buddha’s birthday.  An important factor to note is that this is not a public holiday. This holiday falls on the 15th day of the 4th month on the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, it fell on Saturday, the 5th of may 2012.

Dragon Boat Festival / Dragon Festival / Dumpling Festival

This festival happens on the 5th day of 5th lunar month. This year, the festivities happened on Friday, 25 May 2012.

Double Tenth Day

This holiday marks the Wu chang Uprising which took place on October 10, 1911.

This year, the holiday will be marked on Wednesday, 10 October 2012

 

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