Korean Calendar


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  • National Liberation Day
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Korean National Holidays

01/01/2017 - New Year's Day

01/28/2017 - Korean New Year's Day (Seollal)

03/01/2017 - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol)

05/03/2017 - Buddha's Birthday

05/05/2017 - Children's Day

06/06/2017 - Memorial Day

08/15/2017 - National Liberation Day (Gwangbokjeol)

10/03/2017 - National Foundation Day (Gaecheonjeol)

10/04/2017 - Korean Thanksgiving Day (Chuseok)

10/09/2017 - Hangul Proclamation Day

12/25/2017 - Christmas
Other Special Days

02/14/2017 - Valentine's Day

03/14/2017 - White Day

04/01/2017 - April Fool's Day

05/15/2017 - Teachers' Day

05/08/2017 - Parents' Day

06/25/2017 - 6.25 (the June 25th Incident of Korea)

07/17/2017 - Constitution Day

11/16/2017 - College Preparation Test (Suneung)





The Korean Calendar

Today, people in South Korea use the most widely held Gregorian calendar like the rest of the world. Before the 20th century, a lunar calendar (lunisolar calendar) was used in Korea. Even today, Koreans celebrate the New Year based on the lunar system called Gujeong, meaning the traditional New Year. There is a myth that it is bad luck to move, get married, or open up a business on a day with sohn. The word sohn means guests and by "guests" it means either ghosts or the devil. Even in the 21st century, many people in South Korea move strictly on "days without guests" for good luck.