Events & Festivals in Taiwan

Events & Festivals in Taiwan

Check out our guide to celebrations, traditional holidays and festivals in Taiwan held throughout the year. These are some of the most popular annual celebrations and you might even want to plan a trip around these special days where you can experience first hand the culture, festivities, food and drink.

 

January/February

  • Foundation Day/New Year’s Day 
  • Chinese New Year 
  • Qingshui Zushi’s Birthday 
  • Jade Emperor’s Birthday 
  • Lantern Festival 
  • Peace Memorial Day 
  • Wenchang Dijun’s Birthday 
  • Mayasvi Festival 

 

March/April

  • Guanyin’s Birthday 
  • Youth Day 
  • Queen Mother of the West’s Birthday 
  • Supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven’s Birthday 
  • Tomb Sweeping Day 
  • Baosheng Dadi’s Birthday 

 

May/June

  • Bunun Ear-shooting Festival 
  • Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage 
  • Mazu’s Birthday 
  • Labour Day May 
  • Cleansing Buddha Festival 
  • Tainan City God Birthday 
  • Dragon Boat Festival 
  • Taipei City God Birthday 

 

July/August

  • Guan Di’s Birthday 
  • Yimin Festival 
  • Ami Harvest Festival 

 

September/October

  • Ghost Month Begins
  • Ghost Festival 
  • Thao Pestle Music Festival 
  • Armed Forces Day 
  • Teachers’ Day/Confucius’s Birthday 
  • Mid-Autumn Festival 
  • Double Ninth Day 

 

October

  • Hualien Stone Sculpture Festival 
  • Sanyi Woodcarving Festival 
  • National Day 
  • Retrocession Day

 

November

  • Austronesian Culture Festival International 
  • Rukai Black Rice Festival 
  • Ritual of the Short Black People 
  • Birth of Bodhidharma 
  • Sun Yat-sen’s Birthday 
  • Qingshan’s Birthday 

 

December

  • Puyuma Ear-shooting 
  • Constitution Day 

 

 

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