Top events in South Korea

May
02

This ancestral rite has been performed for over 500 years, earning it an UNESCO World Heritage listing. The spirits of former kings and queens,...

May
14

Over 100,000 lanterns illuminate the streets of Jong-ro in central Seoul to celebrate Buddha's birthday. Performances and other festivities take...

May
15

Said to be the most beautiful festival held in Seoul, the highlight of this festival is the rose tunnel on the embankment of Jungnang Stream. Over...

South Korea Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

Public holiday note

* Holiday is from 9-11 February.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
February
11
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Start date:
11 February 2021
End date:
14 February 2021

First, second and third days of Lunar New Year

March
01
Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day)
Start date:
1 March 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021

Not an official public holiday but many companies and financial markets close.

May
05
Orininal (Children's Day)
Start date:
5 May 2021
May
19
Buddha's Birthday
Start date:
19 May 2021
May
31
Memorial Day
Start date:
31 May 2021
August
15
Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Start date:
15 August 2021
October
03
Kae Chun Jul (National Foundation Day)
Start date:
3 October 2021
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2021
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