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Korean Holiday Dates: 2016


Welcome to the Year of the Monkey


The 2016 Holidays of South Korea <small>(Image: Planet of the Apes (2001), 20th Century Fox)</small>
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Welcome to 2016, the Year of the Monkey. Who knows? Perhaps this is the year monkeys take over the world just like in the Planet of the Apes movies.

One thing for sure, we know which days in 2016 we can skip school or work. So let's take a look at it, shall we?

January 1 (Fri) - New Year
February 8 (Mon) - Korean New Year (Seollal/Gujeong)
March 1 (Tue) - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol)
May 5 (Thu) - Children's Day
May 14 (Sat) - Buddha's Birthday
June 6 (Mon) - Memorial Day
August 15 (Mon) - National Liberation Day (Gwangbokjeol)
September 27 (Thu) - Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok)
October 3 (Mon) - National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol)
October 9 (Sun) - Hangul Proclamation Day
December 25 (Sun) - Christmas

So how about it, folks? Let's have a good year!
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