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25th December, FridayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriJan 24, 2020Jan 24Korean New Year Holiday
SaturdaySatJan 25, 2020Jan 25Korean New Year / Seolnal
MondayMonJan 27, 2020Jan 27Korean New Year Holiday
SundaySunMar 01, 2020Mar 01Independence Movement Day
ThursdayThuApr 30, 2020Apr 30Buddha's Birthday
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05Children's Day
SaturdaySatJun 06, 2020Jun 06Memorial Day
FridayFriJul 17, 2020Jul 17Constitution Day
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Liberation Day
WednesdayWedSep 30, 2020Sep 30Chuseok Holiday
ThursdayThuOct 01, 2020Oct 01Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
FridayFriOct 02, 2020Oct 02Chuseok Holiday
SaturdaySatOct 03, 2020Oct 03National Foundation Day
FridayFriOct 09, 2020Oct 09Hangul Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in South Korea

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Friday Dec 25, 2020

The upcoming South Korea holiday Christmas Day is in 60 days from today.

New Year's Day

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

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.