Koreans to Enjoy Substitute Holiday for Buddha's Birthday

  • By Choi Kyu-min

    May 26, 2023 12:40

    Banks and many other businesses close on Monday as the country enjoys its first-ever substitute holiday for Buddha's Birthday, which falls on Saturday.
    It is the third long weekend Koreans have enjoyed in quick succession.
    Students wait at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul on Thursday ahead of a long weekend celebrating Buddha's Birthday. /Yonhap
    The government hopes that it will stimulate private consumption as people spend money on leisure activities and head outdoors, but that could be thwarted by thunderstorms forecast over the weekend.
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