According to the calendar released by the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration, civil servants will get a total of 115 days off next year, including the public holidays, all Saturdays and Sundays except for January 22nd according to the list.
While the list of holidays is officially issued for government agencies and state-run entities, it is also commonly observed by the private sector, including banks and most companies, as well as schools.
The first long weekend of the year will take place right at the start of the year to celebrate the establishment of the Republic of China on January 1st, which falls on a Saturday in the new year meaning Friday December 2021 will be a holiday.
It will be followed by the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday between Saturday January 29th and Sunday February 6th, with Saturday January 22nd, a working day, according to the list.
Other long weekends during the first half of 2022 include the Peace Memorial Day between February 26th and 28th, the Tomb Sweeping Day/Children’s Day holiday from April 2nd until April 5th and the Dragon Boat Festival on June 3rd until 5th.
The public holidays in the second half of the year are the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 9th, 10th and 11th, and the Double Ten National Day holiday on October 8th, 9th and 10th.
The list does not include Labor Day on May 1st, when workers can get a day off under the Labor Standards Act, nor the Armed Forces Day on September 3rd for military personnel.