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The next public holiday in South Korea is

25th December, SundayChristmas Day

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Korea in 2023

SundaySunJan 01, 2023Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatJan 21, 2023Jan 21Korean New Year / Seolnal
SundaySunJan 22, 2023Jan 22Korean New Year Holiday
MondayMonJan 23, 2023Jan 23Korean New Year Holiday
WednesdayWedMar 01, 2023Mar 01Independence Movement Day
FridayFriMay 05, 2023May 05Children's Day
SaturdaySatMay 27, 2023May 27Buddha's Birthday
TuesdayTueJun 06, 2023Jun 06Memorial Day
TuesdayTueAug 15, 2023Aug 15Liberation Day
ThursdayThuSep 28, 2023Sep 28Chuseok (Harvest Festival)
FridayFriSep 29, 2023Sep 29Chuseok Holiday
SaturdaySatSep 30, 2023Sep 30Chuseok Holiday
TuesdayTueOct 03, 2023Oct 03National Foundation Day
MondayMonOct 09, 2023Oct 09Hangul Day
MondayMonDec 25, 2023Dec 25Christmas Day

Public Holidays in South Korea

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Sunday Dec 25, 2022

The upcoming South Korea holiday Christmas Day is in 22 days from today.

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

Sunday Jan 01, 2023

The upcoming South Korea holiday New Year's Day is in 29 days from today.

Korean New Year / Seolnal

Korean New Year / Seolnal

Saturday Jan 21, 2023

The upcoming South Korea holiday Korean New Year / Seolnal is in 49 days from today.

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2023

FridayFriJun 02, 2023Jun 02National Donut Day

2023 Public Holidays South Korea Service

The above is the list of 2023 public holidays declared in South Korea which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide South Korea holiday calendar for 2023 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.