When to go Camping?

Over last few years, camping in Taiwan has taken a fave among the locals especially RV camping. Most of the weekend the locals would head out to the campsites for a family camping or BBQ gathering. We prefer to go camping during week days as there is lesser crowd and you have a choice to choose your favourite spot to pitch up your tent.

However if you are coming over Taiwan or you are an expat tied up with work  and can only camp out during weekends or public holidays, the best option is to call the campsite and make a reservation.

Taiwan holidays follows the traditional Chinese holidays, like Lunar Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival etc. One of the most notorious time the locals would head out camping is during Chinese Lunar New Year. During this period of time, the holidays will stretch from 5 to 10 days. The campsite will  be full of tent and you will be rubbing shoulder with your neighbours. Also to look out for holidays that falls between the week that stretches from 3 to 4 days. During this period of time, most campsite owners would take advantage and hike up the camp fee. Here is a website to keep you up to date on Taiwan Public Holidays

Another period of holidays is the school break, the kids will be making plans for group camping. This are also one the period that you will not have peace at the campsite. Kids will be shouting, running and pulling each other hair. Here is the list  of holidays for your pleasure.

Summer School Vacation: First week July till first week of September
September 3: Armed Forces Day
September 11: Moon Festival
September 28: Teachers' Day/Confucius's Birthday
October 10: National Day
October 25: Taiwan's Restoration Day
October 31: Chiang Kai-Shek's Birthday
November 12: Sun Yat-Sen's Birthday
December 25: Constitution Day
January 1–2: New Year's Day/Founding of Taiwan
January 3: Lunar New Year's Eve
Winter School Vacation: Second week January till first week February
February 4–6: Chinese New Year
March 29: Youth Day
April 3: Holiday for Women and Children
April 4: Anniversary of death of Chiang Kai-Shek/Tomb-Sweeping Day
May 1: Labor Day
June 5: Dragon Boat Festival

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