School Holidays in South Korea in 2020

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The school calendar has two semesters, the first extending from March through July and the second from September through February. There are summer and winter breaks, but 10 optional half days at the beginning and end of each break (which are attended by practically all students) reduce each of these biennial vacations to the remaining 10 days.

South Korea has 11 official holidays a year. And the biggest holidays are Seollal (Lunar New Year’s day) and Chuseok (Similar to Thanksgiving day).

School Holidays in South Korea 2020

*All dates are subject to errors and changes

Winter holidaysfrom 16-12-2019
to 05-01-2020
Seol-nal Holidayfrom 24-01-2020
to 27-01-2020
Lunar New Year
March 1st movement01-03-2020Independence Movement Day
Spring breakfrom 30-03-2020
to 04-04-2020
Arbor Day05-04-2020 
National Assembly Election Day15-04-2020 
Buddha’s Birthday30-04-20208th day of 4th lunar month
Labor Day01-05-2020Not an official holiday but widely observed
Children’s Day05-05-2020 
Parents’ Day08-05-2020 
Teacher’s Day15-05-2020 
Memorial Day06-06-2020 
Constitution Day17-07-2020 
Summer breakfrom 22-06-2020
to 31-08-2020
Liberation Day15-08-2020 
Chuseokfrom 30-09-2020
to 02-10-2020
Harvest Moon Festival
National Foundation Day03-10-2020 
Hangeul Proclamation Day09-10-2020 
Christmas Eve24-12-2020 
Christmas Day25-12-2020 
New Year’s Eve31-12-2020 

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