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South Korea Announces 2012 Public Holidays

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: May 24, 2020

The Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has announced the official dates of the 2012 South Korean public holidays, and particular those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar.

Contrary to the announcements of the last 2 years (2010-12-02 and 2009-12-06), the aforementioned announcement also includes the dates of the Parliamentary and Presidential elections in April and December 2012, respectively.

In South Korea, the days of elections are partial public holidays (2008-04-08), in the sense that government offices are closed, and most businesses are either closed, or give 2-3 hours to their employees to go and vote.

Six years ago (2005-09-14), South Korea's KASI had already announced that, in 2012, both extended South Korean public holidays, Chuseok and the Lunar New Year, would fall on a weekend.

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