Here are the public holidays / nation holidays / red days in South Korea for 2023:

Sunday January 1st – New Years Day (신정)

Sunday January 21st to Tuesday January 24th Korean Lunar New Year or Seollal (설날)

Wednesday March 1st – Independence Movement Day (3.1절)

Friday May 5thChildren’s Day (어린이날)

Saturday May 27thBuddha’s Birthday (석가탄신일)

Tuesday June 6thMemorial Day (현충일)

Tuesday August 15thLiberation Day (광복절)

Thursday September 28th to Saturday September 30thChuseok (추석) also known as Korean Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival

Tuesday October 3rdNational Foundation Day (개천절)

Monday October 9thHangul Day (한글날)

Monday December 25th – Christmas Day (크리스마스)


2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.

If you have any questions about public holidays / National Holidays / Red Days here in South Korea please feel free to let us know, have a great year in South Korea.