Paid Mid-Autumn Holidays Observed in East Asia

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By Molly Ward

Sept. 15—Employers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are required to provide employees with paid leave in recognition of the 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. The holiday varies from one to three days depending on the country.

Paid country holidays are as follows:

• China: Sept. 27 (since Sept. 27 is a Sunday, it becomes a paid holiday during the week of Oct. 1-7, along with China's National Holiday)

• Hong Kong: Sept. 28

• Japan: Sept. 23 (Sept. 21 and 22 also are paid holidays)

• South Korea: Sept. 26-29

• Taiwan: Sept. 26-28

 

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The 2015 holiday schedule for China can be found in Chinese at http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2014-12/16/content_9302.htm.

The 2015 holiday schedule for Hong Kong can be found in Chinese at http://www.gov.hk/sc/about/abouthk/holiday/2015.htm.

The 2015 holiday schedule for Japan can be found in Japanese at http://www8.cao.go.jp/chosei/shukujitsu/gaiyou.html.

The 2015 holiday schedule for South Korea can be found at http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/AK/AK_EN_1_5_2.jsp.

The 2015 holiday schedule in Taiwan can be found at http://www.dgpa.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12158&ctNode=1358&mp=10

More information on payroll issues in the the countries in this story can be found in the International Payroll Decision Support Network country primers.