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Public Holidays in South Korea in 2019

South Korea Upcoming Public Holidays in South Korea

Childrens Day
Children's Day

5 May 2019 This National holiday is in 43 days. This Holiday was founded by the Korean childrens writer Pang Chong-hwan in 1923 as a wa...

Children's Day Holiday
Children's Day Holiday

6 May 2019 This National holiday is in 44 days. As Children's Day falls on a Sunday in 2019, the following Monday will be a holiday

Buddhas Birthday
The Buddhas Birthday

12 May 2019 This National holiday is in 50 days. Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated in late April or earl...

South Korea List of National Public holidays of South Korea in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday New Year's Day
Monday Korean New Year Holiday Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Tuesday Korean New Year Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Wednesday Korean New Year Holiday Usually in early February; three-day consecutive holidays
Friday March 1st Movement
Wednesday Labour Day Not an official holiday but widely observed
Sunday Childrens Day
Monday Children's Day Holiday
Sunday Buddhas Birthday Usually in late May
Thursday Memorial Day
Wednesday Constitution Day Celebrates the declaration of the Constitution in 1948
Thursday Liberation Day
Thursday Harvest Festival Holiday Day before Chuseok
Friday Harvest Festival Chuseok
Saturday Harvest Festival Holiday Day after Chuseok
Thursday National Foundation Day Commemorates the traditional founding of Korea by Tangun in 2333 BC
Wednesday Hangeul Day Korean alphabet day
Wednesday Christmas Day

Key

National Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

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

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