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.
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 23|
|Seollal (Lunar New Year)||21-23 Jan 23|
|March 1st Movement Day||1 Mar 23|
|Children’s Day||5 May 23|
|Buddha’s Birthday||27 May 23|
|Memorial Day||6 Jun 23|
|Liberation Day||15 Aug 23|
|Chuseok Day (Autumn Equinox) (Korean Thanksgiving Day)||28-30 Sep 23|
|National Foundation Day||3 Oct 23|
|Hangeul Day (Invention of Korean Alphabet)||9 Oct 23|
|Christmas Day||25 Dec 23|
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