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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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International Motor Show*Friday April 3, 2020Tradeshows 
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Arbor Day**Sunday April 5, 2020Culture 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Election DayWednesday April 15, 2020Secular holiday 
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parliamentary electionWednesday April 15, 2020Special Events 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Wednesday April 29, 2020School holidays 
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Jeonju International Film Festival**Thursday April 30, 2020Culture 
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Buddha's Anniversary*Thursday April 30, 2020Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Labour Day**Friday May 1, 2020Banks only 
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Children Day**Tuesday May 5, 2020Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (end)Wednesday May 6, 2020School holidays 
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Parents Day*Friday May 8, 2020Culture 
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Teachers' DayFriday May 15, 2020Culture 
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Memorial Day for the Korean WarSaturday June 6, 2020Secular holiday 
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Tour de Korea*Wednesday June 10, 2020Sports events 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday July 17, 2020School holidays 
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Constitution Day**Friday July 17, 2020Culture 
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International Motor Show -
Friday April 3, 2020

Tradeshows : Lasts one week - in Seoul - http://seoulmotorshow.auto-fairs.com/ 2017 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Monday April 5, 2021

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Election Day -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Secular holiday :


Parliamentary election -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Special Events :


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday April 29, 2020

School holidays :


Jeonju International Film Festival -
Thursday April 30, 2020

Culture : Www.jiff.or.kr lasts 10 days - in Jeonju 2020 season confirmed


Buddha's Anniversary -
Thursday April 30, 2020

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.


Labour Day -
Friday May 1, 2020

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


Children Day -
Tuesday May 5, 2020

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


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Wednesday May 6, 2020

School holidays :


Parents Day -
Friday May 8, 2020

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 -
Friday May 15, 2020

Culture :


Memorial Day for the Korean War -
Saturday June 6, 2020

Secular holiday :


Tour de Korea -
Wednesday June 10, 2020

Sports events : Cycling race 2020 edition confirmed


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday July 17, 2020

School holidays :


Constitution Day -
Friday July 17, 2020

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