Top events in South Korea

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 ancestral rite has been performed for over 500 years, earning it an UNESCO World Heritage listing. The spirits of former kings and queens,...

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.

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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