Public holidays and observances in North Korea

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year Public Holiday
February 16 Sunday Birth date of Kim Jong Il Public Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 15 Wednesday Birth Date of Kim Il Sung Public Holiday
April 25 Saturday Chosun People's Army Foundation Day Public Holiday
May 1 Friday May Day National holiday
June 6 Saturday Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day Public Holiday
June 19 Friday Great Leader Kim Jong Il Day Public Holiday
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 27 Monday Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Public Holiday
August 25 Tuesday Day of Songun Public Holiday
September 9 Wednesday National Day Public Holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 10 Saturday Party Foundation Day Public Holiday
November 14 Saturday Mother's Day Observance
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Birth Date of Kim Jong Suk Public Holiday
December 27 Sunday Constitution Day Public Holiday

Year 2021

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Friday New Year Public Holiday
February 16 Tuesday Birth date of Kim Jong Il Public Holiday
March 20 Saturday March equinox Season
April 15 Thursday Birth Date of Kim Il Sung Public Holiday
April 25 Sunday Chosun People's Army Foundation Day Public Holiday
May 1 Saturday May Day National holiday
June 6 Sunday Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day Public Holiday
June 19 Saturday Great Leader Kim Jong Il Day Public Holiday
June 21 Monday June Solstice Season
July 27 Tuesday Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Public Holiday
August 25 Wednesday Day of Songun Public Holiday
September 9 Thursday National Day Public Holiday
September 23 Thursday September equinox Season
October 10 Sunday Party Foundation Day Public Holiday
November 13 Saturday Mother's Day Observance
December 22 Wednesday December Solstice Season
December 24 Friday Birth Date of Kim Jong Suk Public Holiday
December 27 Monday Constitution Day Public Holiday

Year 2022

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Saturday New Year Public Holiday
February 16 Wednesday Birth date of Kim Jong Il Public Holiday
March 21 Monday March equinox Season
April 15 Friday Birth Date of Kim Il Sung Public Holiday
April 25 Monday Chosun People's Army Foundation Day Public Holiday
May 1 Sunday May Day National holiday
June 6 Monday Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day Public Holiday
June 19 Sunday Great Leader Kim Jong Il Day Public Holiday
June 21 Tuesday June Solstice Season
July 27 Wednesday Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Public Holiday
August 25 Thursday Day of Songun Public Holiday
September 9 Friday National Day Public Holiday
September 23 Friday September equinox Season
October 10 Monday Party Foundation Day Public Holiday
November 12 Saturday Mother's Day Observance
December 22 Thursday December Solstice Season
December 24 Saturday Birth Date of Kim Jong Suk Public Holiday
December 27 Tuesday Constitution Day Public Holiday

Year 2023

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Sunday New Year Public Holiday
February 16 Thursday Birth date of Kim Jong Il Public Holiday
March 21 Tuesday March equinox Season
April 15 Saturday Birth Date of Kim Il Sung Public Holiday
April 25 Tuesday Chosun People's Army Foundation Day Public Holiday
May 1 Monday May Day National holiday
June 6 Tuesday Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day Public Holiday
June 19 Monday Great Leader Kim Jong Il Day Public Holiday
June 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
July 27 Thursday Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Public Holiday
August 25 Friday Day of Songun Public Holiday
September 9 Saturday National Day Public Holiday
September 23 Saturday September equinox Season
October 10 Tuesday Party Foundation Day Public Holiday
November 11 Saturday Mother's Day Observance
December 22 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Sunday Birth Date of Kim Jong Suk Public Holiday
December 27 Wednesday Constitution Day Public Holiday