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Public Holidays in South Korea in 2015

South Korea National public holidays (Red Days) of South Korea in 2015

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 01 New Years Day
Wednesday February 18 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Thursday February 19 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Friday February 20 Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Sunday March 01 March 1st Movement
Friday May 01 Labour Day
Tuesday May 05 Childrens Day
Monday May 25 Buddhas Birthday Usually in late May
Saturday June 06 Memorial Day
Friday July 17 Constitution Day Celebrates the declaration of the Constitution in 1948
Friday August 14 Liberation Day Holiday 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan
Saturday August 15 Liberation Day
Saturday September 26 Harvest Festival Holiday Day before Chuseok
Sunday September 27 Harvest Festival Chuseok
Monday September 28 Harvest Festival Holiday Day after Chuseok
Tuesday September 29 Harvest Festival Holiday Extended due to Chuseok falling on a Sunday
Saturday October 03 National Foundation Day
Friday October 09 Hangeul Day Korean alphabet day. Reinstated as a holiday in 2013
Friday December 25 Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Public holidays in South Korea are commonly known as 'Red Days' as this is how they are usually coloured in printed calendars.
  • 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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