Top events in South Korea

April
26

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...

April
28

Over 100,000 lanterns illuminate the streets of Jong-ro in central Seoul to celebrate Buddha's birthday. Performances and other festivities take...

April
28

This beautiful ceremony is held all over Korea in early May, when streets and courtyards are filled with colorful lanterns that flutter in the...

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.

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
28
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Start date:
28 January 2017
March
01
Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day)
Start date:
1 March 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
03
Buddha's Birthday
Start date:
3 May 2017
May
05
Orininal (Children's Day)
Start date:
5 May 2017
June
06
Memorial Day
Start date:
6 June 2017
August
15
Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 August 2017
October
03
Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day)
Start date:
3 October 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
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