Top events in South Korea

October
01

This annual cultural celebration showcases Seoul’s unique history, tradition and diversity through performing arts. It takes on a different theme...

October
30

This harvest celebration takes place at Icheon, one hour's bus journey from central Seoul. Activities include rice-cake making and there’s...

April
01

Foodies will enjoy this Seoul event showcasing the best traditional and new cuisine from Korea and around the world. Cooks compete in various...

South Korea Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

* Holiday is from 9-11 February.

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
February
19
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Start date:
19 February 2015

First, second and third days of Lunar New Year

March
01
Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day)
Start date:
1 March 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015

Not an official public holiday but many companies and financial markets close.

May
05
Orininal (Children's Day)
Start date:
5 May 2015
May
25
Buddha's Birthday
Start date:
25 May 2015
May
25
Memorial Day
Start date:
25 May 2015
August
15
Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 August 2015
September
27
Chuseok (Harvest Moon Festival)
Start date:
27 September 2015
October
03
Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day)
Start date:
3 October 2015
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2015
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