This year it falls on a Friday. At my parish church in Taipei city, someone said it would be a non-working holiday. So, someone supposedly checked with the city and "confirmed" it would be a holiday. Great ... but ...
When I checked online for myself, I found calendars like this http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/taiwan/ that still show that it is not a non-working holiday. I am looking for a calendar from the City Government itself and I am not getting far on their website: http://wisearch.taipei.gov.tw/wise/s.js ... &qt=dismax
Can you give me a link to the proper calendar at Taipei City?
I want to plan my year-end travel and flying on or before Christmas could mean a day of work.
I am leery of talking to government information hotlines, because I was recently burned by one last week: I called the hotline on the immigration.gov.tw website 0800 024 111 to double check a requirement for my APRC renewal, which led me to change and pay for adjustments to a travel schedule; when I showed up at the immigration desk, the officer explained that I was misinformed -- that hotline is a contracted 3rd party. I will try to reach the city anyway: http://contact.taipei.gov.tw/CCLM/CLM/A ... 00E_E.aspx
EDIT: below is the confirmation message from what I submitted. Will post if/when they respond
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