Working in Korea

Days Off in Korea 2023

For regular workers in South Korea, there will be a total of 11 national days off this year. Get ready to plan some fun trips this year! Remember that this year there is predicted to be quite a big travel boom so be sure to book your train tickets and reserve your hotels well in advance!

January

New Year

January 1 (Sunday)
There will be no alternative day off given for those who work only on weekdays

Lunar New Year

January 21 – January 24 (Saturday – Tuesday)

February

There are no public holidays this February 🙁

March

Independence Movement Day

March 1 (Wednesday)

April

No national days off in April ㅜㅜ

May

Children’s Day

May 5 (Friday)

Buddha’s Birthday

May 27 (Saturday)
There will be no alternative day off given for those who work only on weekdays

June

Memorial Day

June 6 (Tuesday)

July

No national holidays in July ㅠㅠ

August

National Liberation Day

August 15 (Tuesday)

September

Chuseok

September 28 – 30 (Thurs – Sat)

October

National Foundation Day

October 3 (Tuesday)

Hangeul Day

October 9 (Monday)

November

Last holiday-less month of the year! -_-

December

Christmas

December 25 (Monday)

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