Public Holidays in Korea


Note: Korea has introduced replacement holidays for New Year's Day (Seollal), Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok) and Children's Day. If Seollal, Chuseok, or Children's Day fall on a weekend or other holiday, the first weekday in the following week will act as a substitute holiday.

We have also published a cultural article about the most important public holidays in Korea, which you can find here: Nowak & Partner - Public Holidays in South Korea.


01.01.2021  New Year's Day
11.02.-13.02.2021  Lunar New Year's Day (Seollal)
01.03.2021  Independence Movement Day
01.05.2021  Labour Day
05.05.2021  Children's Day
19.05.2021  Buddha's Birthday
06.06.2021  Memorial Day
15.08.2021  Liberation Day
20.09.-22.09.2021  Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok)
03.10.2021  National Foundation Day
09.10.2021  Hangeul Day
25.12.2021  Christmas


01.01.2022  New Year's Day
31.01.-02.02.2022  Lunar New Year's Day (Seollal)
01.03.2022  Independence Movement Day  
* 09.03.2022 Election Day – Presidential election
01.05.2022  Labour Day
05.05.2022  Children's Day
08.05.2022  Buddha's Birthday  
* 01.06.2022 Election Day – Local election
06.06.2022  Memorial Day
15.08.2022  Liberation Day
09.09.-11.09.2022  Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok)  
* 12.09.2022 Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok) - temporary holiday
03.10.2022  National Foundation Day
09.10.2022  Hangeul Day
25.12.2022  Christmas


* All statements without guarantee!

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