I don't really get all the backlash over the holidays. We haven't had a national holiday on Oct 25th (KMT occupation day) and Oct 31st (Chiang Kai-shek's birthday) since 2001. Now we are arguing whether or not these holidays should be canceled? WE HAVEN'T HAD THEM FOR 15 YEARS!
The rest of the 7 supposedly lost holidays:
1/02 (day after new year, never used to be a real holiday anyway)
3/29 (youth day, haven't had it for years)
9/28 (teacher's day, fake Confucius birthday, haven't had it for years either, I didn't get a day off for this when I was in elementary school, I know this because I had to stand at detention for saying "woah, Confucius is old" when the teacher said it's confucius's 200 something birthday)
10/25 (KMT occupation day, haven't had it for 15 years)
10/31 (CKS' birthday, haven't had it for 15 years)
11/12 (SYS' birthday, I didn't get this day off when I was a kid either)
12/25 (CKS made up this day after he converted and wanted to have Christmas off)
These holidays is NOT the issue. The real issue is whether or not we get both Sunday and Saturday as mandatory leave day, or is one just flexible leave day.