Workers in Taiwan to enjoy 116 days off in 2017

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-04-11
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

According to Directorate-General of Personnel Administration’s (DGPA) 6747217initial plan released on Monday, Taiwan’s administrative organizations will enjoy 116 days off in 2017, including six long weekends.

Next year’s Chinese New Year holiday season will only have six days, three days shorter compared to this year’s, according to the initial plan. Next year’s Chinese New Year holiday will be from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1.

There will be four four-day holidays, including the 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday (Feb. 25 – 28), the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday (Apr. 1 – 4), the Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (May 27 – 30), and the National Day holiday (Oct. 7 – 10), according to the plan. All four holidays have four days off from Saturday through Tuesday.

The New Year Holiday is a three-day holiday, starting from Dec. 31 this year until Jan. 2 in the next year.     [FULL  STORY]

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