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The next public holiday in South Korea is

3rd October, ThursdayNational Foundation Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2019

TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 04, 2019Feb 04Korean New Year Holiday
TuesdayTueFeb 05, 2019Feb 05Korean New Year
WednesdayWedFeb 06, 2019Feb 06Korean New Year Holiday
FridayFriMar 01, 2019Mar 01Independence Movement Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05Children's Day
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12Buddha's Birthday
ThursdayThuJun 06, 2019Jun 06Memorial Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2019Jul 17Constitution Day
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15Liberation Day
ThursdayThuSep 12, 2019Sep 12Chuseok (Harvest Festival) Day 2
FridayFriSep 13, 2019Sep 13Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
SaturdaySatSep 14, 2019Sep 14Chuseok (Harvest Festival) Day 3
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2019Oct 03National Foundation Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2019Oct 09Hangul Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day

Upcoming Public Holidays in South Korea

National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day

Thursday Oct 03, 2019

The upcoming South Korea holiday National Foundation Day is in 14 days from today.

Hangul Day

Hangul Day

Wednesday Oct 09, 2019

The upcoming South Korea holiday Hangul Day is in 20 days from today.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Wednesday Dec 25, 2019

The upcoming South Korea holiday Christmas Day is in 97 days from today.

2019 Public Holidays South Korea Service

The above is the list of 2019 public holidays declared in South Korea which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Korea holiday calendar for 2019 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.

South Korea is an East Asian nation in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. The region has a green hilly terrain with a diverse and long heritage. The countryside has centuries-old temples used by the Buddhists for worship.

In South Korea, public holidays are called ‘Red Days.’ These days are distinguished from the calendar by their red color. South Korea has 14 public holidays. The ministry of labor regulates the public holidays. The government of Korea announced that from 2014, the date that Chuseok, Seollal and the children’s day occurs such as Sunday, the holiday will be moved to Monday of the following week.

The general offices, banks, financial market, government, and schools get closed during these holidays. Different holidays call for a different type of celebration. The families can take to the streets and celebrate with decorations and fireworks. In other public holidays, they go to the temples for fasting and prayers. The nation has a large number of Christians-most of whom get to celebrate their holidays on the stipulated days.

A free day or an extra wage compensates professions such as doctors that work on these public holidays. Other employees get to have free days off from work. The compensation differs from one organization to the other. Some holidays are just but a day long whereas other can last for up to one week. The public holidays are motivated by the culture, religions and political stand of the nation. Generally, the government recognizes these public holidays despite their being other religious based holidays.