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25th December, SaturdayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2021

FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 11, 2021Feb 11Korean New Year / Seolnal
FridayFriFeb 12, 2021Feb 12Korean New Year Holiday
SaturdaySatFeb 13, 2021Feb 13Korean New Year Holiday
MondayMonMar 01, 2021Mar 01Independence Movement Day
WednesdayWedMay 05, 2021May 05Children's Day
WednesdayWedMay 19, 2021May 19Buddha's Birthday
SundaySunJun 06, 2021Jun 06Memorial Day
SaturdaySatJul 17, 2021Jul 17Constitution Day
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15Liberation Day
MondayMonSep 20, 2021Sep 20Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
TuesdayTueSep 21, 2021Sep 21Chuseok Holiday
WednesdayWedSep 22, 2021Sep 22Chuseok Holiday
SundaySunOct 03, 2021Oct 03National Foundation Day
SaturdaySatOct 09, 2021Oct 09Hangul Day
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in South Korea

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Saturday Dec 25, 2021

The upcoming South Korea holiday Christmas Day is in 67 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Saturday Jan 01, 2022

The upcoming South Korea holiday New Year's Day is in 74 days from today.

Korean New Year / Seolnal

Korean New Year / Seolnal

Tuesday Feb 01, 2022

The upcoming South Korea holiday Korean New Year / Seolnal is in 105 days from today.

2021 Public Holidays South Korea Service

The above is the list of 2021 public holidays declared in South Korea which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Korea holiday calendar for 2021 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.