North Korea

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in North Korea for 2018 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 Monday New Year's Day
January 15th Monday Chosongul Day
February 8th Thursday Army Day
February 14th Wednesday Generalissimo Day
February 15th Thursday Seotdal Geumeum
February 16th Friday Day of the Shining Star
February 16th Friday Seollal
February 16th Friday Meoseumnal
February 17th Saturday Second Day of the Shining Star
March 2nd Friday Tree Planting Day
March 2nd Friday Daeboreum
March 8th Thursday International Women's Day
March 20th Tuesday March Equinox
April 15th Sunday Day of the Sun
April 16th Monday Second Day of the Sun
April 17th Tuesday Third Day of the Sun
April 18th Wednesday Samjinnal
April 21st Saturday Kang Pan-sok's Birthday
April 25th Wednesday Military Foundation Day
May 1st Tuesday Labor Day
May 22nd Tuesday Chopail
June 6th Wednesday Korean Children's Union Foundation Day
June 18th Monday Surinal
June 19th Tuesday Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's commencement of work in the Workers' Party Central Committee
June 21st Thursday June Solstice
July 3rd Tuesday Day of the Strategic Forces
July 27th Friday Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War
July 27th Friday Yudu
August 15th Wednesday Liberation Day
August 17th Friday Chilseok
August 25th Saturday Day of Songun
August 25th Saturday Baekjung
September 9th Sunday Day of the Foundation of the Republic
September 23rd Sunday September Equinox
September 24th Monday Hangawi
October 10th Wednesday Party Foundation Day
October 17th Wednesday Jungyangjeol
November 16th Friday Mother's Day
December 20th Thursday Dongji
December 21st Friday December Solstice
December 24th Monday Kim Jong-suk's Birthday
December 27th Thursday Constitution Day
December 31st Monday New Year's Eve
April 5th Friday 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="2018" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"