Korean New Year Holiday in South Korea in 2020

Korean New Year Holiday in South Korea in 2020
  How long until Korean New Year Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 97 days.
  Dates of Korean New Year Holiday in South Korea
2021 Feb 11, Feb 12, Feb 13
South KoreaSat, Feb 13National Holiday (additional day)
South KoreaFri, Feb 12National Holiday
South KoreaThu, Feb 11National Holiday (additional day)
2020 Jan 24, Jan 25, Jan 26
South KoreaSun, Jan 26National Holiday (additional day)
South KoreaSat, Jan 25National Holiday
South KoreaFri, Jan 24National Holiday (additional day)
2019 Feb 4, Feb 5, Feb 6
South KoreaWed, Feb 6National Holiday (additional day)
South KoreaTue, Feb 5National Holiday
South KoreaMon, Feb 4National Holiday (additional day)
2018 Feb 15, Feb 16, Feb 17, Feb 18
South KoreaSun, Feb 18National Holiday
South KoreaSat, Feb 17National Holiday
South KoreaFri, Feb 16National Holiday
South KoreaThu, Feb 15National Holiday
2017 Jan 27, Jan 28, Jan 29, Jan 30
South KoreaMon, Jan 30National Holiday
South KoreaSun, Jan 29National Holiday
South KoreaSat, Jan 28National Holiday
South KoreaFri, Jan 27National Holiday
  Summary
Known as Seollal, Korean New Year is the first day of the lunar Korean calendar. It is the most important of the traditional Korean holidays
  Local name
Seollal
  Korean New Year Holiday in other countries
Korean New Year Holiday internationally

When is Korean New Year?

Known as Seollal, Korean New Year is the first day of the lunar Korean calendar.

It is the most important of the traditional Korean holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year's Day.

The Korean New Year holidays last three days. It is customary and may be required under collective bargaining agreements for South Korean businesses to close for the lunar new year.

in South Korea, the festival centers on family reunions, food and placating the ancestors.

During the New Year festivities, it is common for adults to wear the colourful traditional costume, the Hanbok. Traditional women's hanbok consists of a blouse shirt or a jacket and chima, a wrap-around skirt, which is usually worn full. Men's hanbok consists of a shirt and baji which means pants in Korea.

The soup that takes a year to eat

Tteokguk is a traditional Korean food that is customarily eaten for the New Year. The dish is a soup with thinly sliced rice cakes. According to tradition the Korean New Year is similar to a birthday for Koreans, and having Tteokguk is part of the birthday celebration. Once you finish eating your Tteokguk, you are one year older.

New Year's Eve

Celebrations on New Year's Eve in Korea would be similar to the western traditions such as parties and fireworks. A recent tradition is the ringing of the historic Boshingak Bell. The bell was originally constructed in 1396 and is now only rung on Lunar New Year. Another New Year's Eve custom is playing Yunnori, a traditional board game.

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