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South Korea (Republic of) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day**Monday January 1, 2018School holidays 
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Armed Forces DayWednesday January 10, 2018Culture 
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winter holiday (end)Monday January 29, 2018School holidays 
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parliamentary electionWednesday December 20, 2017Special Events 
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Public holiday*Wednesday December 20, 2017Secular holiday 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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winter holiday (beginning)Saturday December 30, 2017School holidays 
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New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day -
Monday January 1, 2018

School holidays : Http://korean-school.blogspot.kr
official calendar
some variations according to the school
PISA ranking (average 493): 516 (among the 10 best WW)
Schooling mandatory till age 15-16
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 580
Teaching languages: Korean
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniform (gyobock) required
Seoul National University ranking: Times Higher Education #72/QS ranking #35/Shanghai #101
confirmed till March 2018

Armed Forces Day -
Wednesday January 10, 2018

Culture :

Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 29, 2018

School holidays :

Parliamentary election -
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Special Events :

Public holiday -
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Secular holiday : Election day

Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Saturday December 30, 2017

School holidays :