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
01

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

April
07

This curious event occurs due to a once a year low tide, which causes a walkway to appear that offers passage from the mainland to an island...

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.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
07
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Start date:
7 February 2016

First, second and third days of Lunar New Year

March
01
Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day)
Start date:
1 March 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016

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

May
05
Orininal (Children's Day)
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
14
Buddha's Birthday
Start date:
14 May 2016
May
30
Memorial Day
Start date:
30 May 2016
August
15
Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 August 2016
October
03
Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day)
Start date:
3 October 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
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