National Holidays in South Korea in 2022

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List of Holidays in South Korea in 2022

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