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South Korea Public Holidays 2023

See also: 2023 public holidays in APEC, Asia, North Korea, OECD and worldwide.

This page contains the list of South Korea 2023 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of South Korea official public holidays in 2023 is:


Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Jan Sunday New Year's Day
Jan Saturday Seol-nal Holiday
Jan Sunday Seol-nal (Lunar New Year)
Jan Monday Seol-nal Holiday
Jan Tuesday Seol-nal Holiday (government and businesses with 5+ employees) other government
Mar Wednesday Sam Il Jul (Samil Day)
May Monday Labor Day banks other
May Friday Orininal (Children's Day)
May Saturday Sukka Tansin Il (Buddha Day)
June Tuesday Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day)
Aug Tuesday Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day)
Sep Thursday Chusok (Harvest Moon Festival)
Sep Friday Chusok (Harvest Moon Festival)
Sep Saturday Chusok (Harvest Moon Festival)
Oct Tuesday Kae Chun Jul (Foundation Day)
Oct Monday Hangeul Day
Dec Monday Christmas Day

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Recent South Korea Public Holidays News and Updates


Below is a list of recent news and updates related to South Korea public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in South Korea (beta)


Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in South Korea, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2019-2029).

South Korea Background Information and Links