Republic of Korea has a total of 33 holidays in 2018. 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.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
|2018 Winter Olympics start
||Saturday||February 17||National holiday|
Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
|Friday||February 16||National holiday|
|2018 Winter Olympics end
|Independence Movement Day
||Thursday||March 1||National holiday|
|2018 Winter Paralympics start
|2018 Winter Paralympics end
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||Common local holiday|
||Saturday||May 5||National holiday|
|Children's Day observed
||Monday||May 7||National holiday|
||Tuesday||May 22||National holiday|
||Wednesday||June 6||National holiday|
|Local Election Day
||Wednesday||June 13||National holiday|
||Wednesday||August 15||National holiday|
||Wednesday||September 26||National holiday|
||Monday||September 24||National holiday|
|Armed Forces Day
|National Foundation Day
||Wednesday||October 3||National holiday|
|Hangeul Proclamation Day
||Tuesday||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.
|Tuesday||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.