National Holidays in South Korea in 2020

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South Korea 2020
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List of Holidays in South Korea in 2020

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Wednesday New Year's Day National Holiday
Friday Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday Seollal
Saturday Korean New Year National Holiday Seollal
Sunday Korean New Year Holiday National Holiday Seollal
Sunday March 1st Movement National Holiday Independence Movement Day
Wednesday Legislative Election Day National Holiday For Elections
Thursday Buddha's Birthday National Holiday 8th day of 4th lunar month
Friday Labour Day Not A Public Holiday Not an official holiday but widely observed
Tuesday Children's Day National Holiday
Saturday Memorial Day National Holiday
Friday Constitution Day Not A Public Holiday
Saturday Liberation Day National Holiday National Day
Monday Liberation Day Holiday National Holiday Temporary Holiday
Wednesday Harvest Festival Holiday National Holiday Day before Chuseok
Thursday Harvest Festival National Holiday Chuseok
Friday Harvest Festival National Holiday Day after Chuseok
Saturday National Foundation Day National Holiday
Friday Hangeul Day National Holiday Korean alphabet day
Friday Christmas Day National Holiday


  • 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.
  • Since August 2021, March 1st Independence Movement Day, National Liberation Day, National Foundation Day and Hangeul Day have been added to the list of holidays that are compensated if they fall on a weekend.