Republic of Korea has a total of 30 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates. All updates are automatically added to our API as well.

Our API allows you to specify the State and Region as part of the API requests, thereby limiting the requests to a particular state or city. View the API documentation for a full description of the supported countries, states and regions.

Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Seollal Holiday
Monday, February 4, 2019 Seollal Holiday is a public holiday in South Korea
Seollal
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.
Seollal Holiday
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Seollal Holiday is a public holiday in South Korea
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Independence Movement Day
Friday, March 1, 2019 Independence Movement Day is a national holiday in South Korea
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 March Equinox in South Korea (Seoul)
Arbor Day
Friday, April 5, 2019 Arbor Day is a observance in South Korea
Labor Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Children's Day
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Children's Day is a public holiday in South Korea
Children's Day observed
Monday, May 6, 2019 Children's Day is a public holiday in South Korea
Parents' Day
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Parents' Day is a observance in South Korea
Buddha's Birthday
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Buddha's Birthday is a public holiday in South Korea
Teacher's Day
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Teacher's Day is a observance in South Korea
Memorial Day
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Memorial Day is a public holiday in South Korea
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019 June Solstice in South Korea (Seoul)
Constitution Day
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Constitution Day is a observance in South Korea
Liberation Day
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Liberation Day is a national holiday in South Korea
Chuseok Holiday
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Chuseok Holiday is a public holiday in South Korea
Chuseok
Friday, September 13, 2019 Chuseok is a public holiday in South Korea
Chuseok Holiday
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Chuseok Holiday is a public holiday in South Korea
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019 September Equinox in South Korea (Seoul)
Armed Forces Day
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Armed Forces Day is a observance in South Korea
National Foundation Day
Thursday, October 3, 2019 National Foundation Day is a national holiday in South Korea
Hangeul Proclamation Day
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Hangeul Proclamation Day is a national holiday in South Korea
Halloween
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019 December Solstice in South Korea (Seoul)
Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.