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2013: South Korea

South Korea National public holidays of South Korea in 2013

DayDateHolidayComments
Tuesday January 01 New Years Day
Saturday February 09 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Sunday February 10 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Monday February 11 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Friday March 01 March 1st Movement
Wednesday May 01 Labour Day
Sunday May 05 Childrens Day
Friday May 17 Buddhas Birthday Usually in late May.
Thursday June 06 Memorial Day
Wednesday July 17 Constitution Day Celebrates the declaration of the Constitution in 1948
Thursday August 15 Liberation Day
Wednesday September 18 Harvest Festival Usually in late September; three-day consecutive holidays.
Thursday September 19 Harvest Festival Usually in late September; three-day consecutive holidays.
Friday September 20 Harvest Festival Usually in late September; three-day consecutive holidays.
Thursday October 03 National Foundation Day
Wednesday October 09 Hangeul Day Korean alphabet day. Reinstated as a holiday in 2013
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Until the middle of 2014, Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will not be moved to a weekday.
  • The Korean government has announced that from the second half of 2014 onwards, if the date of Seollal, Chuseok, or Children's Day falls on Sunday, then the holiday will be extended to Monday.

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