In Taiwan, when a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, the government makes arrangements to turn it into an extended holiday weekend, and in return designates another Saturday as a make-up work day.
In 2023, make-up work days are scheduled for: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 25, June 17 and Sept. 23.
This year’s first make-up workday (Jan. 7) was taken in advance of the 10-day Lunar New Year holiday, which added Friday (Jan. 20), according to a previous Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) announcement. The Lunar New Year holiday this year was from Jan. 20-29.
•make-up work day 補班日
This policy is often criticized, particularly by foreigners who do not experience it in their own countries.