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The next public holiday in South Korea is

6th June, MondayMemorial Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2022

SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 01, 2022Feb 01Korean New Year / Seolnal
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Korean New Year Holiday
ThursdayThuFeb 03, 2022Feb 03Korean New Year Holiday
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01Independence Movement Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05Children's Day
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Buddha's Birthday
MondayMonJun 06, 2022Jun 06Memorial Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17Constitution Day
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15Liberation Day
FridayFriSep 09, 2022Sep 09Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
SaturdaySatSep 10, 2022Sep 10Chuseok Holiday
SundaySunSep 11, 2022Sep 11Chuseok Holiday
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Foundation Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Hangul Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in South Korea

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Monday Jun 06, 2022

The upcoming South Korea holiday Memorial Day is in 19 days from today.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Sunday Jul 17, 2022

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

Liberation Day

Liberation Day

Monday Aug 15, 2022

The upcoming South Korea holiday Liberation Day is in 89 days from today.

2022 Public Holidays South Korea Service

The above is the list of 2022 public holidays declared in South Korea which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Korea holiday calendar for 2022 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.