Six long weekends OK'd for next year: ministry
June 12, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Workers and students in Taiwan can look forward to six long weekends lasting three days or more in 2015, the Ministry of the Interior publicized yesterday.
According to new revisions to existing regulations, holidays falling on a Saturday next year will have a day of "compensatory leave" the Friday before, while those landing on a Sunday will be extended to the following Monday.
The changes, intended to make up for the six national holidays that are "eaten up" by weekends on next year's calendar, mean that in addition to the six-day Chinese New Year holiday of Feb. 18-23, there will be five other long weekends throughout the year.
The others are for 228 Peace Memorial Day on Feb. 27-March 1, Children's Day and Tomb Sweeping Day on April 3-6, Dragon Boat Festival on June 19 21, the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 26-28, and National Day on Oct. 9-11.
The total including regular weekends comes out to 115 days off work and school.