National Holidays in South Korea in 2019

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South Korea List of Holidays in South Korea in 2019

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Tuesday Tue New Year's Day National Holiday
Monday Mon Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Tue Korean New Year National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday
Friday Fri March 1st Movement National Holiday Independence Movement Day
Wednesday Wed Labour Day Not A Public Holiday Not an official holiday but widely observed
Sunday Sun Children's Day National Holiday
Monday Mon Children's Day (in lieu) National Holiday Substitute Day
Sunday Sun Buddha's Birthday National Holiday 8th day of 4th lunar month
Thursday Thu Memorial Day National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Constitution Day Not A Public Holiday
Thursday Thu Liberation Day National Holiday National Day
Thursday Thu Harvest Festival Holiday National Holiday Day before Chuseok
Friday Fri Harvest Festival National Holiday Chuseok
Saturday Sat Harvest Festival Holiday National Holiday Day after Chuseok
Thursday Thu National Foundation Day National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Hangeul Day National Holiday Korean alphabet day
Wednesday Wed Christmas Day National Holiday

Notes

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