2017 National South Korean Holidays

korean holiday chuseok

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).

DateDayHoliday NameType of Holiday
Jan 1SundayNew Year’s Day (뉴이어스 데이)National Holiday
Jan 27FridaySeollal (설날)National Holiday
Jan 28SaturdaySeollal (설날)National Holiday
Jan 30MondaySeollal (설날)National Holiday
Mar 1WednesdayMarch 1st Movement (삼일절)National Holiday
May 1MondayLabour Day (근로가의 날)Bank Holiday
May 3WednesdayBuddha’s Birthday (석가탄신일)National Holiday
May 5FridayChildren’s Birthday (어린이날) National Holiday
Jun 6TuesdayMemorial Day (현충일) National holiday
Aug 15TuesdayLiberation Day (광복절) National holiday
Oct 3TuesdayMid-Autumn Festival(추석) & National Foundation Day (개천절) National holiday
Oct 4WednesdayMid-Autumn Festival  (추석)National holiday
Oct 5ThursdayMid-Autumn Festival (추석)National holiday
Oct 6FridayMid-Autumn Festival (추석)National holiday
Oct 9MondayHangul Day (한글날) National holiday
Dec 25MondayChristmas Day (크리스마스)National holiday