Public Holidays in South Korea 2018

Upcoming Holidays in South Korea

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Mon : New Year's Day

Thu : Korean New Year Holiday

Fri : Korean New Year

  • Known as Seollal, Korean New Year is the first day of the lunar Korean calendar. It is the most important of the traditional Korean holidays


Sat : Korean New Year Holiday

Thu : March 1st Movement

  • Locally called Samil Jeol, Independence Movement day commemorates a nation-wide independence movement which took place in 1919 in protest against colonisation by Japan


Mon : Childrens Day Holiday

  • This Holiday was founded by the Korean childrens writer Pang Chong-hwan in 1923 as a way to instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride


Tue : Buddhas Birthday

Wed : Memorial Day

Wed : Local Elections Day

Wed : Liberation Day

Sun : Harvest Festival Holiday

Mon : Harvest Festival

Tue : Harvest Festival Holiday

Wed : Harvest Festival Holiday

Wed : National Foundation Day

Tue : Hangeul Day

Tue : Christmas Day

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