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South Korea (Republic of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



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Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol )*Friday March 1, 2019Secular holiday 
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beginning of school yearMonday March 5, 2018School holidays 
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Winter Paralympic Games**Friday March 9, 2018Sports events 
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White Day*Thursday March 14, 2019Culture 
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Seoul Marathon*Sunday March 18, 2018Sports events 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Public holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Secular holiday 
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parliamentary electionFriday April 13, 2018Special Events 
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Labour Day**Tuesday May 1, 2018Banks only 
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Jeonju International Film Festival**Thursday May 3, 2018Culture 
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Civil Servants holidayMonday May 7, 2018Secular holiday 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Tuesday May 22, 2018Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Tour de Korea*Wednesday May 30, 2018Sports events 
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Election DayWednesday June 13, 2018Secular holiday 
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Constitution Day**Tuesday July 17, 2018Culture 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 20, 2018School holidays 
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Liberation Day*Wednesday August 15, 2018National Day 
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summer holiday (end)Monday August 27, 2018School holidays 
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Ch'usok / Binara Poya**Sunday September 23, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ch'usok / Binara Poya**Monday September 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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Ch'usok / Binara Poya**Tuesday September 25, 2018Secular holiday 
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Civil Servants holidayWednesday September 26, 2018Secular holiday 
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Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol ) -
Friday March 1, 2019

Secular holiday : Riots in 1919 against Japanese rule


Beginning of school year -
Monday March 5, 2018

School holidays :


Winter Paralympic Games -
Friday March 9, 2018

Sports events : lasts 10 days in PyeongChang


White Day -
Thursday March 14, 2019

Culture : The opposite of Valentine’s Day: men give cakes or chocolates to women.


Seoul Marathon -
Sunday March 18, 2018

Sports events : Http://marathon.donga.com/ 2018 edition confirmed


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Arbor Day -
Friday April 5, 2019

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Public holiday -
Friday April 13, 2018

Secular holiday : National assembly election day


Parliamentary election -
Friday April 13, 2018

Special Events :


Labour Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Banks only : Banks and most workers, but not public administration.


Jeonju International Film Festival -
Thursday May 3, 2018

Culture : Lasts 10 days - www.jiff.or.kr in Jeonju 2018 season confirmed


Children Day -
Sunday May 5, 2019

Secular holiday : South Korean Children's Day was created by Bhang Jung Hwan in 1923. It was originally on May 1, later changed to May 5 in 1946. It was officially adopted by government in 1973, and became a public holiday in 1975. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday May 7, 2018

Secular holiday :


Parents Day -
Wednesday May 8, 2019

Culture : Sons and daughters show their love and respect for their parents on this day. Parents’ Day is not a national holiday. Banks and shops are open for business.


Teachers' Day -
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Culture :


Buddha's Anniversary -
Tuesday May 22, 2018

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country.


Tour de Korea -
Wednesday May 30, 2018

Sports events : Cycling race 2018 edition confirmed
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Memorial Day for the Korean War -
Thursday June 6, 2019

Secular holiday :


Election Day -
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Secular holiday :


Constitution Day -
Tuesday July 17, 2018

Culture : Commemorates the proclamation of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea that was made on July 17, 1948. Not a public holiday since 2007 but restored in 2013


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 20, 2018

School holidays :


Liberation Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebrates the liberation from Japanese rule (1945)


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday August 27, 2018

School holidays :


Ch'usok / Binara Poya -
Sunday September 23, 2018

Secular holiday : Festival of the lunar crop , the most popular in Korea. Fruit and fresh cereals are presented to ancestors, and shared with neighbours and with the poor. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Ch'usok / Binara Poya -
Monday September 24, 2018

Secular holiday : Festival of the lunar crop , the most popular in Korea. Fruit and fresh cereals are presented to ancestors, and shared with neighbours and with the poor. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Ch'usok / Binara Poya -
Tuesday September 25, 2018

Secular holiday : Festival of the lunar crop , the most popular in Korea. Fruit and fresh cereals are presented to ancestors, and shared with neighbours and with the poor. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Civil Servants holiday -
Wednesday September 26, 2018

Secular holiday :