North Korea

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in North Korea for 2019 ready to be integrated into your application.

Located in the Northern part of the Korean Peninsula is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea. This East Asian country’s history was first recorded in the 7th century BC. From 918-1897 two major dynasties ruled the land. With the fall of the Korean Empire, this territory was annexed to Japan in 1910. In 1945, Korea was divided into 2 countries. North Korea was established on September 9, 1948, and became a Communist State. Over 35% of the population of North Korea consists of military and paramilitary personnel.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
January 15th Tuesday Chosongul Day
February 4th Monday Seotdal Geumeum
February 5th Tuesday Seollal
February 5th Tuesday Meoseumnal
February 8th Friday Army Day
February 14th Thursday Generalissimo Day
February 16th Saturday Day of the Shining Star
February 17th Sunday Second Day of the Shining Star
February 19th Tuesday Daeboreum
March 2nd Saturday Tree Planting Day
March 8th Friday International Women's Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
April 7th Sunday Samjinnal
April 15th Monday Day of the Sun
April 16th Tuesday Second Day of the Sun
April 17th Wednesday Third Day of the Sun
April 21st Sunday Kang Pan-sok's Birthday
April 25th Thursday Military Foundation Day
May 1st Wednesday Labor Day
May 12th Sunday Chopail
June 6th Thursday Korean Children's Union Foundation Day
June 7th Friday Surinal
June 19th Wednesday Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's commencement of work in the Workers' Party Central Committee
June 21st Friday June Solstice
July 3rd Wednesday Day of the Strategic Forces
July 17th Wednesday Yudu
July 27th Saturday Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War
August 7th Wednesday Chilseok
August 15th Thursday Liberation Day
August 15th Thursday Baekjung
August 25th Sunday Day of Songun
September 9th Monday Day of the Foundation of the Republic
September 13th Friday Hangawi
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
October 7th Monday Jungyangjeol
October 10th Thursday Party Foundation Day
November 16th Saturday Mother's Day
December 20th Friday Dongji
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 24th Tuesday Kim Jong-suk's Birthday
December 27th Friday Constitution Day
December 31st Tuesday New Year's Eve
April 5th Sunday Hansik
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="KP" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"