2021 SOUTH KOREA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in South Korea is
5th May, WednesdayChildren's Day
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2021
|FridayFri||Jan 01, 2021Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|ThursdayThu||Feb 11, 2021Feb 11||Korean New Year / Seolnal|
|FridayFri||Feb 12, 2021Feb 12||Korean New Year Holiday|
|SaturdaySat||Feb 13, 2021Feb 13||Korean New Year Holiday|
|MondayMon||Mar 01, 2021Mar 01||Independence Movement Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 05, 2021May 05||Children's Day|
|WednesdayWed||May 19, 2021May 19||Buddha's Birthday|
|SundaySun||Jun 06, 2021Jun 06||Memorial Day|
|SaturdaySat||Jul 17, 2021Jul 17||Constitution Day|
|SundaySun||Aug 15, 2021Aug 15||Liberation Day|
|MondayMon||Sep 20, 2021Sep 20||Chuseok (Harvest Festival)|
|TuesdayTue||Sep 21, 2021Sep 21||Chuseok Holiday|
|WednesdayWed||Sep 22, 2021Sep 22||Chuseok Holiday|
|SundaySun||Oct 03, 2021Oct 03||National Foundation Day|
|SaturdaySat||Oct 09, 2021Oct 09||Hangul Day|
|SaturdaySat||Dec 25, 2021Dec 25||Christmas Day|
Public Holidays in South Korea
Wednesday May 05, 2021
The upcoming South Korea holiday Children's Day is in 17 days from today.
Wednesday May 19, 2021
The upcoming South Korea holiday Buddha's Birthday is in 31 days from today.
Sunday Jun 06, 2021
The upcoming South Korea holiday Memorial Day is in 49 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.