North Korea

Accurate, up-to-date public holidays, bank holidays, and observances in North Korea for 2020 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.

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 15th Wednesday Chosongul Day
January 24th Friday Seotdal Geumeum Long weekend.
January 25th Saturday Seollal
January 25th Saturday Meoseumnal
February 8th Saturday Army Day
February 8th Saturday Daeboreum
February 14th Friday Generalissimo Day Long weekend.
February 16th Sunday Day of the Shining Star
February 17th Monday Second Day of the Shining Star Long weekend.
March 2nd Monday Tree Planting Day Long weekend.
March 3rd Tuesday UN World Wildlife Day
March 8th Sunday International Women's Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
March 26th Thursday Samjinnal
April 15th Wednesday Day of the Sun
April 16th Thursday Second Day of the Sun
April 17th Friday Third Day of the Sun Long weekend.
April 21st Tuesday Kang Pan-sok's Birthday
April 25th Saturday Military Foundation Day
April 30th Thursday Chopail
May 1st Friday Labor Day Long weekend.
June 6th Saturday Korean Children's Union Foundation Day
June 19th Friday Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's commencement of work in the Workers' Party Central Committee Long weekend.
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 25th Thursday Surinal
July 3rd Friday Day of the Strategic Forces Long weekend.
July 27th Monday Day of Victory in the Great Fatherland Liberation War Long weekend.
August 4th Tuesday Yudu
August 15th Saturday Liberation Day
August 25th Tuesday Day of Songun
August 25th Tuesday Chilseok
September 2nd Wednesday Baekjung
September 9th Wednesday Day of the Foundation of the Republic
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
October 1st Thursday Hangawi
October 10th Saturday Party Foundation Day
October 25th Sunday Jungyangjeol
November 16th Monday Mother's Day Long weekend.
December 20th Sunday Dongji
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Kim Jong-suk's Birthday
December 27th Sunday Constitution Day
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
April 5th Monday Hansik Long weekend.
Public holidays (national, legal, government, civic, etc) are denoted in bold.
Holiday data for far-reaching years is subject to change due to laws and government decrees.

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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="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"