I work for a private sector technology company and I am trying to put together a list of public holidays for our sites in Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea).

Unfortunately researching on the internet is not proving very helpful – there does not seem to be any consistency in the dates etc. between sites; sometimes there are weeks between the suggested dates depending on where you look, and they all seem to imply that different ones are mandatory.

Can someone point me in the right direction or give any advice? I need to know:

(a) the required public holidays (i.e. those we must ensure that we give)

(b) the holidays that are usually granted in most companies (we won’t necessarily give every single extra holiday if we don’t have to, but will want to at least ‘match’ the ‘normal’ practice)

(c) the rules (e.g. whether if the date falls on a Saturday/Sunday it is moved to the next working day, etc)

I would be grateful for any advice.