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North Korea (People's Rep.) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

North Korea (People's Rep.) : 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 next 3 months



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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
School holidays**Saturday January 1, 2022School holidays 
National Language DaySaturday January 15, 2022Culture 
Mother's Day**Tuesday November 16, 2021Secular holiday 
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Day*Monday November 29, 2021Secular holiday 
Constitution's Day*Monday December 27, 2021National Day 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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


School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

School holidays : 2021 school calendar not available
Schools don’t have enough funds to operate, so they go on vacation for 10 days or so and order students to collect wild greens, acorns and animal skins. The students call these periods ‘wild greens vacations’ or ‘acorn vacations’
Students are required to collect 1 kg of wild greens, 5 kg of acorns, and 3 rabbit skins. They also have to collect 5 kg of wood for heating. Some schools even require students to contribute a pair of gloves for use at construction sites.
If students cannot meet the quotas for wood, they must provide the school with US $2 instead.
Tight jeans prohibited
Haircuts are limited to 15 imposed styles

Dates 2021 calendar NOT confirmed, but North Korea has extended school vacations as part of COVID-19 disease control efforts


National Language Day -
Saturday January 15, 2022

Culture :


Anniversary of the Foundation of the Workers' Party -
Monday October 10, 2022

Secular holiday : Commemorates 10 October, 1945 when the Korean Workers Party was founded three months after Japan was forced to relinquish control over Korea. [Wikipedia]


Mother's Day -
Tuesday November 16, 2021

Secular holiday : To commemorate the date of a speech by first leader Kim Il Sung in 1961: The Duty of Mothers in the Education of Children from 2015 onwards


Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Day -
Monday November 29, 2021

Secular holiday : To commemorate the country's launch in 2017 of an intercontinental ballistic missile


Constitution's Day -
Monday December 27, 2021

Secular holiday : On December 27, 1972, the Fifth Supreme People's Assembly ratified a new constitution to replace the first constitution, promulgated in 1948. Innovations of the 1972 constitution included the establishment of the positions of president and vice presidents and a super-cabinet called the Central People's Committee (CPC). The 1972 constitution was revised in April 1992. http://countrystudies.us/north-korea/58.htm