Constitution Day in South Korea in 2020

Constitution Day in South Korea in 2020
  How long until Constitution Day?
This holiday next takes place in 243 days.
  Dates of Constitution Day in South Korea
2021 South Korea Sat, Jul 17 Not A Public Holiday
2020 South Korea Fri, Jul 17 Not A Public Holiday
2019 South Korea Wed, Jul 17 Not A Public Holiday
2018 South Korea Tue, Jul 17 Not A Public Holiday
2017 South Korea Mon, Jul 17 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
Celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea in 1948
  Local name
Jeheonjeol
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When is Korean Constitution Day?

Constitution Day is always celebrated on 17th July.

Since 2008, Constitution Day has no longer been a 'non-working' public holiday after the change in laws regarding the public sector with a 40-hour work week.

Constitution Day is a holiday that honours the first constitution of South Korea which was declared by the first National Assembly on 17 July 1948.

History of Korean Constitution Day

Following the end of World War II and liberation from Japanese Rule, Korea was split in two by the occupation of Allied and Soviet forces.

In April 1948 a democratic election for National Assembly members was held in Allied-controlled South Korea. The elected assembly members then created a constitution, based on a presidential and unicameral system.

This constitution was formally adopted by President Syngman Rhee on July 17, 1948

On 15 August 1948, the Republic of Korea was established, with Syngman Rhee as the first president. On 9 September 1948, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established under Kim Il-sung.

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