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South Korean 2015-2016 Public Holidays

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, March 1, 2017


The South Korean Ministry of Public Administration and Security announced the official dates of 2015 and 2016 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those that are based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2015-2016 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday.

As was the case with the announcements of the past 2 years (2013-09-23 and 2012-12-11), the aforementioned announcement 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 (2012-11-07).

The announced the official dates of 2015 and 2016 South Korean annual non-working public holidays follow the "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed last year (2013-05-03), and 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 (2005-06-21).



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