Republic of Korea has a total of 28 holidays in 2017. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Sunday||January 1||National holiday|
||Monday||January 30||National holiday|
Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
|Saturday||January 28||National holiday|
|Independence Movement Day
||Wednesday||March 1||National holiday|
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Monday||May 1||Common local holiday|
||Wednesday||May 3||National holiday|
||Friday||May 5||National holiday|
||Tuesday||May 9||National holiday|
||Tuesday||June 6||National holiday|
||Tuesday||August 15||National holiday|
|Armed Forces Day
||Friday||October 6||National holiday|
|National Foundation Day
||Tuesday||October 3||National holiday|
||Wednesday||October 4||National holiday|
|Hangeul Proclamation Day
||Monday||October 9||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||December 25||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.