Taiwan School Year Calendar

Most schools operate year-round and do most of their hiring in February and
March. Universities, which begin in late August, do the bulk of their hiring in early August and the preceding months.

Taiwanese Student Poses for Picture before First Day of School Photo

Listed below are the major holidays in Taiwan. You can expect to be given vacation time on these days. The longer holidays take place during the summer and winter. Take note of this if you want to block out time for travel in Asia.

  • First week in September: School begins
  • September 3: Armed Forces Day
  • September 11: Moon Festival
  • September 28: Teachers’ Day/Confucius’s Birthday
  • October 10: National Day
  • October 25: Taiwan’s Restoration Day
  • October 31: Chiang Kai-Shek’s Birthday
  • November 12: Sun Yat-Sen’s Birthday
  • December 25: Constitution Day
  • January 1 – 2: New Year’s Day/Founding of Taiwan
  • January 3: Lunar New Year’s Eve
  • Second week in January – first week in February: Winter vacation
  • February 4 – 6: Chinese New Year
  • March 29: Youth Day
  • April 3: Holiday for Women and Children
  • April 4: Anniversary of death of Chiang Kai-Shek/Tomb-Sweeping Day
  • May 1: Labor Day
  • June 5: Dragon Boat Festival
  • First week in July: School ends and summer vacation begins



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