Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security, basing itself on data from the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute announced the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2018 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday.
As was the case with the announcements of the past 5 years (08-Dec-2015, 12-Dec-2014, 23-Sep-2013 and 11-Dec-2012), the aforementioned announcement of the official dates of 2018 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, does not include the dates of any elections, but it confirms the restoration of Hangeul Day, on October 9, as a non-working public holiday (07-Nov-2012).
The announced the official dates of 2018 South Korean annual non-working public holidays follow the "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed 4 years ago (03-May-2013), which automatically declares a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday on the Mondays which follow an annual non-working public holiday falling on a Sunday. These changes will, initially, be limited to the South Korean public sector, and do not provide for a day in lieu for public holidays that fall on a Saturday, even though Saturdays are officially non-working days since July 2005 (21-Jun-2005).
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• South Korea bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
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South Korea 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
South Korea 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
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• 2014-12-12: South Korean 2015-2016 Public Holidays
• 2013-09-23: South Korean 2014 Public Holidays Announced
• 2013-05-03: South Korean 2015 Public Holidays Changes
• 2012-12-11: South Korea Announces 2013 Public Holidays
• 2012-11-07: South Korea To Restore Hangeul Public Holiday
• 2005-06-21: South Korea Cancels 2 Public Holidays