National Holidays in South Korea in 2021

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List of Holidays in South Korea in 2021

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

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