Republic of Korea has a total of 22 holidays in 2019. 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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Seollal Holiday
Wednesday February 6 National holiday
Seollal
Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
Tuesday February 5 National holiday
Independence Movement Day
Friday March 1 National holiday
Arbor Day
Friday April 5 Observance
Labor Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1 Common local holiday
Children's Day
Sunday May 5 National holiday
Children's Day observed
Monday May 6 National holiday
Parents' Day
Wednesday May 8 Observance
Buddha's Birthday
Sunday May 12 National holiday
Teacher's Day
Wednesday May 15 Observance
Memorial Day
Thursday June 6 National holiday
Constitution Day
Wednesday July 17 Observance
Liberation Day
Thursday August 15 National holiday
Chuseok Holiday
Saturday September 14 National holiday
Chuseok
Friday September 13 National holiday
Armed Forces Day
Tuesday October 1 Observance
National Foundation Day
Thursday October 3 National holiday
Hangeul Proclamation Day
Wednesday October 9 National holiday
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday 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.
Tuesday December 31 Observance