Public holidays and observances in South Korea

Year 2018

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Monday New Year's Day National holiday
February 9 Friday 2018 Winter Olympics start Observance
February 15 Thursday Seollal Holiday Day 1 National holiday
February 16 Friday Seollal Holiday Day 2 National holiday
February 17 Saturday Seollal Holiday Day 3 National holiday
February 25 Sunday 2018 Winter Olympics end Observance
March 1 Thursday Independence Movement Day National holiday
March 9 Friday 2018 Winter Paralympics start Observance
March 18 Sunday 2018 Winter Paralympics end Observance
March 20 Tuesday March equinox Season
April 5 Thursday Arbor Day Observance
April 13 Friday National Assembly Election Day National holiday
May 1 Tuesday Labor Day Public Holiday
May 5 Saturday Children's Day Observance
May 8 Tuesday Parents' Day Observance
June 6 Wednesday Memorial Day Local observance
June 21 Thursday June Solstice Season
July 17 Tuesday Constitution Day Public Holiday
August 15 Wednesday Liberation Day National holiday
September 23 Sunday September equinox Season
September 23 Sunday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 1 National holiday
September 24 Monday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 2 National holiday
September 25 Tuesday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 3 National holiday
October 1 Monday Armed Forces Day Observance
October 3 Wednesday National Foundation Day National holiday
October 9 Tuesday Hangeul Proclamation Day National holiday
December 21 Friday December Solstice Season
December 24 Monday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Monday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
February 4 Monday Seollal Holiday Day 1 National holiday
February 5 Tuesday Seollal Holiday Day 2 National holiday
February 6 Wednesday Seollal Holiday Day 3 National holiday
March 1 Friday Independence Movement Day National holiday
March 20 Wednesday March equinox Season
April 5 Friday Arbor Day Observance
May 1 Wednesday Labor Day Public Holiday
May 5 Sunday Children's Day Observance
May 8 Wednesday Parents' Day Observance
June 6 Thursday Memorial Day Local observance
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 17 Wednesday Constitution Day Public Holiday
August 15 Thursday Liberation Day National holiday
September 12 Thursday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 1 National holiday
September 13 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 2 National holiday
September 14 Saturday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 3 National holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
October 1 Tuesday Armed Forces Day Observance
October 3 Thursday National Foundation Day National holiday
October 9 Wednesday Hangeul Proclamation Day National holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 24 Friday Seollal Holiday Day 1 National holiday
January 25 Saturday Seollal Holiday Day 2 National holiday
January 27 Monday Seollal Holiday Day 3 National holiday
March 1 Sunday Independence Movement Day National holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
April 5 Sunday Arbor Day Observance
May 1 Friday Labor Day Public Holiday
May 5 Tuesday Children's Day Observance
May 8 Friday Parents' Day Observance
June 6 Saturday Memorial Day Local observance
June 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
July 17 Friday Constitution Day Public Holiday
August 15 Saturday Liberation Day National holiday
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
September 30 Wednesday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 1 National holiday
October 1 Thursday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 2 National holiday
October 1 Thursday Armed Forces Day Observance
October 2 Friday Mid-Autumn Festival Day 3 National holiday
October 3 Saturday National Foundation Day National holiday
October 9 Friday Hangeul Proclamation Day National holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance