National Holidays in South Korea in 2016

South Korea 2016
South Korea
2016

South Korea List of Holidays in South Korea in 2016

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Friday Fri New Year's Day National Holiday
Sunday Sun Korean New Year National Holiday
Monday Mon Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday
Tuesday Tue Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday
Wednesday Wed Korean New Year National Holiday Substitute day for Seollal
Tuesday Tue March 1st Movement National Holiday Independence Movement Day
Wednesday Wed National Assembly Election Day National Holiday Election Day is an official holiday every five years
Sunday Sun Labour Day National Holiday International Workers' Day
Thursday Thu Children's Day National Holiday
Friday Fri Children's Day Holiday National Holiday Temporary Holiday
Saturday Sat Buddha's Birthday National Holiday 8th day of 4th lunar month
Monday Mon Memorial Day National Holiday
Sunday Sun Constitution Day Not A Public Holiday
Monday Mon Liberation Day National Holiday National Day
Wednesday Wed Harvest Festival Holiday National Holiday Day before Chuseok
Thursday Thu Harvest Festival National Holiday Chuseok
Friday Fri Harvest Festival Holiday National Holiday Day after Chuseok
Monday Mon National Foundation Day National Holiday
Sunday Sun Hangeul Day National Holiday Korean alphabet day
Sunday Sun 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.