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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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mid-term holiday (end)*Monday February 3, 2020School holidays 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Wednesday February 26, 2020Special Events 
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Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol )*Sunday March 1, 2020Secular holiday 
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White Day*Saturday March 14, 2020Culture 
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Seoul Marathon*Sunday March 15, 2020Sports events 
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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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Election DayWednesday April 8, 2020Secular holiday 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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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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Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday February 3, 2020

School holidays : In 2020, this date may be delayed due to flu epidemics

Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Parliament recess (beginning) -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

Special Events :

Movement towards Independence Day (Samiljol ) -
Sunday March 1, 2020

Secular holiday : Riots in 1919 against Japanese rule

White Day -
Saturday March 14, 2020

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

Seoul Marathon -
Sunday March 15, 2020

Sports events : Http://marathon.donga.com/ 2020 edition confirmed

International Motor Show -
Friday April 3, 2020

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

Arbor Day -
Sunday April 5, 2020

Culture : NOT a public holiday

Election Day -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Secular holiday :

Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid 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 :