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Korean Holidays in 2021

Korean Holidays in 2021
Day Date National Holiday
Friday
January 1 New Year's Day in the solar calendar
Thursday
February 11 Korean New Year Holiday
Friday
February 12
New Year's Day in the lunar calendar
Monday
March 1 Independence Movement Day
Wednesday
May 5
Children's Day
Wednesday
May 19 Buddha's Birthday
Sunday June 6 Memorial Day
Sunday August 15 Liberation Day
Monday
September 20 Chuseok Holiday (Day before Chuseok)
Tuesday September 21 Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
Wednesday September 22 Chuseok Holiday (Day after Chuseok)
Sunday October 3 National Foundation Day
Saturday October 9 Hangul Day - also called Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day
Saturday 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.