2019 SOUTH KOREA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in South Korea is
15th August, ThursdayLiberation Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2019
|TuesdayTue||Jan 01, 2019Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|MondayMon||Feb 04, 2019Feb 04||Korean New Year Holiday|
|TuesdayTue||Feb 05, 2019Feb 05||Korean New Year|
|WednesdayWed||Feb 06, 2019Feb 06||Korean New Year Holiday|
|FridayFri||Mar 01, 2019Mar 01||Independence Movement Day|
|SundaySun||May 05, 2019May 05||Children's Day|
|SundaySun||May 12, 2019May 12||Buddha's Birthday|
|ThursdayThu||Jun 06, 2019Jun 06||Memorial Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jul 17, 2019Jul 17||Constitution Day|
|ThursdayThu||Aug 15, 2019Aug 15||Liberation Day|
|ThursdayThu||Sep 12, 2019Sep 12||Chuseok (Harvest Festival) Day 2|
|FridayFri||Sep 13, 2019Sep 13||Chuseok (Harvest Festival)|
|SaturdaySat||Sep 14, 2019Sep 14||Chuseok (Harvest Festival) Day 3|
|ThursdayThu||Oct 03, 2019Oct 03||National Foundation Day|
|WednesdayWed||Oct 09, 2019Oct 09||Hangul Day|
|WednesdayWed||Dec 25, 2019Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Upcoming Public Holidays in South Korea
Thursday Aug 15, 2019
The upcoming South Korea holiday Liberation Day is in 28 days from today.
Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
Friday Sep 13, 2019
The upcoming South Korea holiday Chuseok (Harvest Festival) is in 57 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.