Public holidays and observances in North Korea

Year 2018

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

Year 2019

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

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