Few countries can top South Korea when it comes to its workaholic culture. But as much as Koreans know how to work hard, they know how to play hard. You can easily witness this through their unbeatable nightlife, their 24 hour everythings, their seemingly endless supply of places to go and things to do.
In celebration of the upcoming new year, 10mag presents to you the national South Korean holidays of 2017. Listed below are the “red days” (빨간날) of the new year (called such because they’re marked in red on Korean calendars).
|Date||Day||Holiday Name||Type of Holiday|
|Jan 1||Sunday||New Year’s Day (뉴이어스 데이)||National Holiday|
|Jan 27||Friday||Seollal (설날)||National Holiday|
|Jan 28||Saturday||Seollal (설날)||National Holiday|
|Jan 30||Monday||Seollal (설날)||National Holiday|
|Mar 1||Wednesday||March 1st Movement (삼일절)||National Holiday|
|May 1||Monday||Labour Day (근로가의 날)||Bank Holiday|
|May 3||Wednesday||Buddha’s Birthday (석가탄신일)||National Holiday|
|May 5||Friday||Children’s Birthday (어린이날)||National Holiday|
|Jun 6||Tuesday||Memorial Day (현충일)||National holiday|
|Aug 15||Tuesday||Liberation Day (광복절)||National holiday|
|Oct 3||Tuesday||Mid-Autumn Festival(추석) & National Foundation Day (개천절)||National holiday|
|Oct 4||Wednesday||Mid-Autumn Festival (추석)||National holiday|
|Oct 5||Thursday||Mid-Autumn Festival (추석)||National holiday|
|Oct 6||Friday||Mid-Autumn Festival (추석)||National holiday|
|Oct 9||Monday||Hangul Day (한글날)||National holiday|
|Dec 25||Monday||Christmas Day (크리스마스)||National holiday|
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