2020 SOUTH KOREA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in South Korea is
25th December, FridayChristmas Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|FridayFri||Jan 24, 2020Jan 24||Korean New Year Holiday|
|SaturdaySat||Jan 25, 2020Jan 25||Korean New Year / Seolnal|
|MondayMon||Jan 27, 2020Jan 27||Korean New Year Holiday|
|SundaySun||Mar 01, 2020Mar 01||Independence Movement Day|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 30, 2020Apr 30||Buddha's Birthday|
|TuesdayTue||May 05, 2020May 05||Children's Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jun 06, 2020Jun 06||Memorial Day|
|FridayFri||Jul 17, 2020Jul 17||Constitution Day|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 15, 2020Aug 15||Liberation Day|
|WednesdayWed||Sep 30, 2020Sep 30||Chuseok Holiday|
|ThursdayThu||Oct 01, 2020Oct 01||Chuseok (Harvest Festival)|
|FridayFri||Oct 02, 2020Oct 02||Chuseok Holiday|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 03, 2020Oct 03||National Foundation Day|
|FridayFri||Oct 09, 2020Oct 09||Hangul Day|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in South Korea
Friday Dec 25, 2020
The upcoming South Korea holiday Christmas Day is in 60 days from today.
New Year's Day
Friday Jan 01, 2021
The upcoming South Korea holiday New Year's Day is in 67 days from today.
Korean New Year / Seolnal
Thursday Feb 11, 2021
The upcoming South Korea holiday Korean New Year / Seolnal is in 108 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays South Korea Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in South Korea which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Korea holiday calendar for 2020 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.