South Korea is East Asia's most developed country and has a population of more than 50.6 million people. Koreans are among the richest in the world, enjoying Asia’s highest median income and average wage. The country was named the world’s most innovative country in the Bloomberg Innovation Index, is know for its ease of doing business, ranks first in the world in research and development spent per GDP and is notable for having the world’s fastest Internet speeds.
South Korea - 2019 Holidays & Observances
South Korean people celebrate New Year’s Day in their own way. There are not many gorgeous parties. Instead, there are traditional dancing performances and people gather at Imjingpak Park to pray
Korean New Year is usually known as Seollal. On these traditional days, most people travel to Jeong Dong Jin to see the sunrise. In addition, Koreans also return to their hometowns and dress up in colorful traditional Korean Hanbok to celebrate Seollal
Samil Day also called as the March 1st Movement. It is the nation-wide independence movement which took place on March 1, 1919. It is also sometimes referred to as the Manse Demonstrations. 7,000 people were killed by Japanese police and soldiers during the series of demonstrations. In 1949, March 1st was designated a national holiday in South Kore
Children's day in South Korea was originally celebrated on May 1, but was then changed to May 5. It was founded by the Korean children's writer and storyteller Bang Jung-hwan in 1923. This day celebrated with parades and special events, such as pageants and martial arts demonstrations. Family members usually take the children out to popular places
Like many Asian countries, Buddhism is popular in South Korea. So, South Korean people also celebrate the birthday of Buddha, their mighty god
Memorial Day is held every June 6. This day celebrate to commemorate men and women who died while in military service, during the Korean War and other significant wars.
South Korea celebrete Liberation Day on 15th August. On this day, South Korea gets it independence on August 13, 1948 from Japan. However, it is officially celebrated on the August 15
Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Chusok, also known as the Korean Thanksgiving day. The celebration starts on the night before Chusok and ends on the day after the holiday.Many Korean families take three days off from work to get together with fam
National Foundation Day is a public holiday in South Korea on October 3 and also known by the name Gaecheonjeol Day. This holiday celebrates the creation of the state of ancient Korea (Gojoseon) founded by Dangun Wanggeom in the year 2333 BCE. Gaecheonjeol" means "Heaven-opened Day”.
Christmas is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated annually on December 25th, marking the birth of Jesus Christ according to Christianity