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South Korea (Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Won (KRW)
Internet domain: .kr - Telephone code: +82 - International dialing code: 001 - GMT offset: +9 (DST: no)
Weekend: Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 10, 2022Armed Forces DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday January 14, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 15, 2022General strikeSecular holiday
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Tuesday January 25, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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Sunday January 30, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday January 31, 2022SollalSecular holiday
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Tuesday February 1, 2022SollalSecular holiday
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Wednesday February 2, 2022SollalSecular holiday
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol )Secular holiday
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Presidential electionSpecial Events
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Election DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday March 9, 2022Presidential electionSpecial Events
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Monday March 14, 2022White DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday March 20, 2022Seoul MarathonSports events
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Tuesday April 5, 2022Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday April 28, 2022Jeonju International Film FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 29, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday May 5, 2022Children DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 8, 2022Buddha's AnniversaryBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Sunday May 8, 2022Parents DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 9, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday May 15, 2022Teachers' DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday May 25, 2022Tour de KoreaSports events
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Friday May 27, 2022Parliament recess (beginning)Special Events
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Monday June 6, 2022Memorial Day for the Korean WarSecular holiday
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Thursday July 14, 2022International Motor SalonTradeshows
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Sunday July 17, 2022Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday July 28, 2022Parliament recess (end)Special Events
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Armed Forces Day

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Monday January 10, 2022
Culture :

Winter holiday (end)

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Friday January 14, 2022
School holidays : Https://moe.go.kr
International schools follow different calendars
official calendar
some variations according to the school
School days are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PISA ranking (average 493): 516 (among the 10 best WW)
Schooling mandatory till age 15-16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 580
Teaching languages: Korean
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniform (gyobock) required
Seoul National University ranking: Times Higher Education #72/QS ranking #35/Shanghai #101

Dates 2021 may be modified due to Covid epidemics; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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General strike

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Saturday January 15, 2022
Secular holiday :

Parliament recess (end)

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Tuesday January 25, 2022
Special Events :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Sunday January 30, 2022
School holidays :

Sollal

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Monday January 31, 2022
Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
School holidays :

Sollal

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Sollal

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Wednesday February 2, 2022
Secular holiday : Korean New Year Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Special Events :

Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol )

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Riots in 1919 against Japanese rule

Presidential election

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Special Events :

Election Day

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Secular holiday :

Presidential election

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Wednesday March 9, 2022
Special Events :

White Day

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Monday March 14, 2022
Culture : The opposite of Valentine’s Day: men give cakes or chocolates to women.

Seoul Marathon

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Sunday March 20, 2022
Sports events : Http://marathon.donga.com/ 2022 edition CONFIRMED

Arbor Day

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Tuesday April 5, 2022
Culture : NOT a public holiday

Jeonju International Film Festival

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Culture : Https://eng.jeonjufest.kr lasts 10 days - in Jeonju 2022 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 29, 2022
School holidays :

Children Day

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Secular holiday : South Korean Children's Day was created by Bhang Jung Hwan in 1923. It was originally on May 1, later changed to May 5 in 1946. It was officially adopted by government in 1973, and became a public holiday in 1975. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Buddha's Anniversary

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country.

Parents Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
Culture : Sons and daughters show their love and respect for their parents on this day. Parents’ Day is not a national holiday. Banks and shops are open for business.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 9, 2022
School holidays :

Teachers' Day

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Culture :

Tour de Korea

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Wednesday May 25, 2022
Sports events : Cycling race 2022 edition NOT CONFIRMED

Parliament recess (beginning)

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Friday May 27, 2022
Special Events :

Banks are closed

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
Banks only : Local elections

Memorial Day for the Korean War

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Monday June 6, 2022
Secular holiday :

International Motor Salon

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts one week - in Busan - https://www.kintex.com 2022 edition confirmed

Constitution Day

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Culture : Commemorates the proclamation of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea that was made on July 17, 1948. Not a public holiday since 2007 but restored in 2013

Parliament recess (end)

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Thursday July 28, 2022
Special Events :