South Korea Public Holidays for 2022 and 2023

Below is a summary of the public holidays on South Korea for 2022 and 2023, with links to help you learn more about the background behind each public holiday.

South Korea is unusual compared with most other Asian countries as New Year’s Day and Christmas Day are actually Public Holidays.

Public Holiday20222023
New Year’s Day1 Jan 221 Jan 23
Seollal (Lunar New Year)1-3 Feb 2221-23 Jan 23
March 1st Movement Day1 Mar 221 Mar 23
Children’s Day5 May 225 May 23
Buddha’s Birthday8 May 2227 May 23
Memorial Day6 Jun 226 Jun 23
Liberation Day15 Aug 2215 Aug 23
Chuseok Day (Autumn Equinox)9-11 Sep 2228-30 Sep 23
National Foundation Day3 Oct 223 Oct 23
Hangeul Day (Invention of Korean Alphabet)9 Oct 229 Oct 23
Christmas Day25 Dec 2225 Dec 23

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