Koreans to Enjoy 19 Public Holidays Next Year

  • By Lee Young-wan

    August 12, 2021 12:09

    Koreans will get a total of 118 days off next year including weekends, two more than this year, the Ministry of Science and ICT said Wednesday.

    There will be 19 public holidays, but some of them will fall on a Sunday -- Buddha's Birthday (May 8), Chuseok (Sept. 11), Hangeul Day (Oct. 9), and Christmas (Dec. 25) -- and only Chuseok and Hangeul Day will be substituted the following working day.

    Next year's holidays also include presidential election day (March 9), and local election day (June 1).

    Lunar New Year will in fact be a five-day holiday because it falls on Monday to Wednesday and includes the previous weekend, and Chuseok will be four days long.

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