South Korea

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

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Date Weekday Name Notes
January 1st Wednesday New Year's Day
January 24th Friday Korean New Year's Eve Long weekend.
January 25th Saturday Korean New Year's Day
January 26th Sunday Second Day of the Korean New Year
February 14th Friday Valentine's Day
March 1st Sunday Independence Movement Day
March 3rd Tuesday World Wildlife Day
March 20th Friday March Equinox
April 5th Sunday Arbor Day
April 15th Wednesday National Assembly Election Day
April 30th Thursday Buddha's Birthday
May 1st Friday Labor Day
May 5th Tuesday Children's Day
May 8th Friday Parents' Day
May 15th Friday Teachers' Day
June 6th Saturday Memorial Day
June 20th Saturday June Solstice
June 30th Tuesday International Asteroid Day
July 17th Friday Constitution Day
July 18th Saturday Nelson Mandela International Day
August 15th Saturday Liberation Day
August 17th Monday Temporary Holiday Long weekend.
September 22nd Tuesday September Equinox
September 30th Wednesday Chuseok Eve
October 1st Thursday Chuseok
October 1st Thursday Armed Forces Day
October 2nd Friday Second Day of Chuseok Long weekend.
October 3rd Saturday National Foundation Day
October 9th Friday Hangul Day Long weekend.
December 21st Monday December Solstice
December 24th Thursday Christmas Eve
December 25th Friday Christmas Day Long weekend.
December 31st Thursday New Year's Eve
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.
Long weekends are based on non-working days and not Saturday and Sunday explicitly.

We are continuously monitoring for changes to this data to ensure we're providing the most accurate information possible.
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To retrieve this list of holidays, simply make a GET request to /v1/holidays:
GET /v1/holidays
$ curl -G -d country="KR" -d year="2020" -d pretty
-d key="__YOUR_API_KEY__"
import ""
hapi := holidayapi.NewV1("__YOUR_API_KEY__")
holidays, err := hapi.Holidays(map[string]interface{}{
  "country": "KR",
  "year": "2020",
import { HolidayAPI } from 'holidayapi';
const key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
const holidayApi = new HolidayAPI({ key });
  country: 'KR',
  year: '2020',
$key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__';
$holiday_api = new \HolidayAPI\Client(['key' => $key]);
$holidays = $holiday_api->holidays([
  'country' => 'KR',
  'year' => '2020',
$Body = @{}
$Body.key = "__YOUR_API_KEY__"
$ = "KR"
$Body.year = "2020"
$Result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $Url -Body $Body
import holidayapi
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi = holidayapi.v1(key)
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'KR',
  'year': '2020',
require 'ruby-holidayapi'
key = '__YOUR_API_KEY__'
hapi =
holidays = hapi.holidays({
  'country': 'KR',
  'year': '2020',