Top events in South Korea

May
01

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

May
01

Over 100 arts, craft and galleries display their most valuable pieces during this popular annual festival in Seoul, while events include a parade...

May
01

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.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
January
31
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Start date:
31 January 2014
End date:
2 February 2014

First, second and third days of Lunar New Year

March
01
Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day)
Start date:
1 March 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014

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

May
05
Orininal (Children's Day)
Start date:
5 May 2014
May
06
Buddha's Birthday
Start date:
6 May 2014
May
26
Memorial Day
Start date:
26 May 2014
August
15
Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 August 2014
September
08
Chuseok (Harvest Moon Festival)
Start date:
8 September 2014
October
03
Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day)
Start date:
3 October 2014
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2014

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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