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Korean Holidays in 2020

Korean Holidays in 2020
Day Date National Holiday
Wednesday January 1 New Year's Day in the solar calendar
Friday January 24 Korean New Year Holiday
Saturday January 25 New Year's Day in the lunar calendar
Monday January 27 Substitute day for Korean New Year Holiday
Sunday March 1 Independence Movement Day
Thursday April 30 Buddha's Birthday
Tuesday May 5 Children's Day
Saturday June 6 Memorial Day
Saturday August 15 Liberation Day
Wednesday September 30 Chuseok Holiday (Day before Chuseok)
Thursday October 1 Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
Friday October 2 Chuseok Holiday (Day after Chuseok)
Saturday October 3 National Foundation Day
Friday October 9 Hangul Day - also called Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day
Friday December 25 Christmas Day
  • Two of most celebrated and important holidays are New Year's Day in the lunar calendar and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day).
    Many shops and museums will be closed on Lunar New Year and Chuseok but not necessarily on other holidays.