Korean Holidays 2024

Below is a list of holidays in Korea. We invite you to download the Korean Holiday Calendar in PDF format – HERE

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Mon New Year’s Day
9 -12 Feb Fri to Mon Seollal / Korean New Year
1 Mar Fri March 1st Movement Day
10 Apr Wed The 22nd parliamentary election
1 May Wed Labor Day (Business Sector Only)
6 May Mon Children’s Day
15 May Wed Buddha’s Birthday
6 Jun Thu Memorial Day
15 Aug Thu Liberation Day
16-18 Sep Mon to Wed Chuseok / Thanksgiving
3 Oct Thu National Foundation Day
9 Oct Wed Korean Alphabet Day
25 Dec Wed Christmas Day

Korean Holidays

Here is a short summary of the main and most important holidays in Korea:

Seollal / Korean New Year

Seollal is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays as it celebrates the beginning of the Korean New Year.

Korean New Year generally occurs in January or February on the second new moon after the winter solstice and typically falls on the same day as Chinese New Year.

Chuseok – Korean Thanksgiving

Chuseok, literally “Autumn eve”, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North- and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon.