Taiwan 2021 calendar marks 7 days off for Lunar New Year

Total number of days off next year is 116, with eight long vacations that are three days or more

(DGPA photo)

(DGPA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) released on Thursday (May 28) the Cabinet-sanctioned 2021 work calendar for the public sector, showing a total of 116 days off, with eight long vacations that are three days or more, including the Lunar New Year holiday, which lasts seven days.

The other long vacations include the New Year holiday (three days), Peace Memorial Day (three days), Children's Day and Tomb Sweeping Day (four days), the Dragon Boat Festival (three days), the Mid-Autumn Festival (four days), and National Day (three days), the DGPA said in a press release.

Feb. 20 is marked as a make-up work day for the Lunar New Year vacation, which starts on Feb. 10 and runs through Feb. 16. Another make-up workday is on Sept. 11 for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The calendar does not apply to private-sector employees, as their workdays and holidays involve regulations in the Labor Standards Act, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Labor. For more information about the calendar, please visit the DPGA website.