South Korea

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

The Republic of Korea is also referred to as South Korea. This East Asian country is located at the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Korean 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. A few years later, on August 15, 1948, South Korea was founded. The Republic of Korea has the world’s fastest internet connection speeds and longest higher education years.

Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Tuesday New Year's Day
February 4th Monday Korean New Year's Eve
February 5th Tuesday Korean New Year's Day
February 6th Wednesday Second Day of the Korean New Year
February 14th Thursday Valentine's Day
March 1st Friday Independence Movement Day
March 20th Wednesday March Equinox
April 5th Friday Arbor Day
May 1st Wednesday Labor Day
May 6th Monday Children's Day (Observed)
May 8th Wednesday Parents' Day
May 12th Sunday Buddha's Birthday
May 15th Wednesday Teachers' Day
June 6th Thursday Memorial Day
June 21st Friday June Solstice
July 17th Wednesday Constitution Day
August 15th Thursday Liberation Day
September 12th Thursday Chuseok Eve
September 13th Friday Chuseok
September 14th Saturday Second Day of Chuseok
September 23rd Monday September Equinox
October 1st Tuesday Armed Forces Day
October 3rd Thursday National Foundation Day
October 9th Wednesday Hangul Day
December 22nd Sunday December Solstice
December 24th Tuesday Christmas Eve
December 25th Wednesday Christmas Day
December 31st Tuesday New Year's Eve
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
$ curl -G -d country="KR" -d year="2019" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
"https://holidayapi.com/v1/holidays"