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South Korea Public Holiday October 2

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The Government of South Korea decided to declare Monday, October 2, 2017, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Chuseok South Korean public holiday with the preceding weekend and thus create a 9-day period of South Korean non-working public holidays and boost the economy.

The aforementioned declaration of Monday, October 2, 2017, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, thus amends the list of the official dates of 2017 South Korean annual non-working public holidays, including those based on the Korean lunar calendar, and those 2017 South Korean public holidays which fall on a Sunday, as announced by the Government of South Korea, over a year ago (2015-12-08).

Last year (2016-04-28), the Government of South Korea similarly declared Friday, May 6, 2016, as a one-off (temporary) non-working public holiday in South Korea, to link the annual Orimal (Children's Day) South Korean public holiday with the subsequent weekend, and the summer before that (2015-08-04), the South Korean government approved a previous proposal (2015-08-02) to declare Friday, August 14, 2015, the day before the annual National Liberation Day non-working public holiday of South Korea, as a one-off ("temporary") non-working public holiday in South Korea, due to the annual Liberation Day non-working public holiday falling on a Saturday in 2015, the 70th anniversary of South Korea's liberation.



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