South Korea Public Holidays for 2023

Below is a summary of the Korean National Holidays for 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 Holiday2023
New Year’s Day1 Jan 23
Seollal (Lunar New Year)21-23 Jan 23
March 1st Movement Day1 Mar 23
Children’s Day5 May 23
Buddha’s Birthday27 May 23
Memorial Day6 Jun 23
Liberation Day15 Aug 23
Chuseok Day (Autumn Equinox) (Korean Thanksgiving Day)28-30 Sep 23
National Foundation Day3 Oct 23
Hangeul Day (Invention of Korean Alphabet)9 Oct 23
Christmas Day25 Dec 23

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