According to OCAC news, the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration published the list of public holidays to be observed by government agencies in 2022, including several long weekends.

Civil servants will get a total of 115 days off next year, including the public holidays, all Saturdays and Sundays except for Jan. 22, according to the list.

While the list of holidays is 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.

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OCAC news mentions, the first long weekend of the year will take place between Dec. 31, 2021 and Jan. 2, 2022 to celebrate the establishment of the Republic of China on Jan. 1, which falls on a Saturday in the new year.

It will be followed by the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday between Jan. 29 and Feb. 6, but Jan. 22, a Saturday, will be a working day, according to the list.

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Other long weekends during the first half of 2022 include the one marking Peace Memorial Day between Feb. 26 and 28, the Tomb Sweeping Day/Children's Day holiday from April 2-5 and the Dragon Boat Festival on June 3-5.

OCAC news says, the public holidays in the second half of the year are the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 9-11 and the Double Ten National Day holiday on Oct. 8-10.

The list does not include the Labor Day on May 1, when workers can get a day off under the Labor Standards Act, nor the Armed Forces Day on Sept. 3 for military personnel.

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