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South Korean 2018 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017


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 2018 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 (2015-12-08, 2014-12-12, 2013-09-23 and 2012-12-11), 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 (2012-11-07).

The announced the official dates of 2018 South Korean annual non-working public holidays follow the "Substitute Holiday Bill", passed 4 years ago (2013-05-03), 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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