South Korea Calendar
South Korea is the easier-go-luckier of the two Korean nation; at least, that is what the government is trying to do. SK has three types of holidays: celebrations at the national level; national flag-raising day; and public days off. A holiday in SK may belong to two categories at the same time.
The New Year´s Day of the Gregorian calendar is celebrated in South Korea with little celebrations and some fireworks. It is not as important as the Lunar New Year´s Festival.
Tuesday, 1January 2013
The Korean New Year – This day in the South Korea calendar is calculated by the lunar calendar and is one of the most important traditional Celebrations in South Korea. It’s celebrated with huge fireworks and parades. It is celebrated for 3 days continually.
Saturday, Monday, 9-11 February 2013
Arbor Day – This Day was adapted from the United States where a million trees where planted on the first Arbor Day in 1872. South Korea borrowed this idea and established this annual holiday as a non-public holiday.
Friday, 5 April 2013
Children’s Day – The Children’s Day is a public holiday in SK. On this day in the South Korea calendar 2013, the Koreans honor the children and pray for a successful future for the next generation. It used to be celebrated on the 1st of May but the date for this festival has been changed to the 5th of May in 1978.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Buddha’s Birthday – This day in the South Korea calendar celebrates the birthday of Gautama Buddha. Buddhism is a major religion in South Korea, which makes this holiday one of the more important ones.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Memorial Day – This day memorializes all the people that have died while being in the service of the Armed Forces.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Liberation Day – On this day, South Koreans celebrate their national liberation from Japan in 1945. It happened on the same day that the World War 2 ended.
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Harvest Festival – Chu Seok is similar to American Thanksgiving and celebrates a good harvest. It’s an important Korean celebration on which people serve traditional Korean food.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Armed Forces Day – For a country with a lot of military might, their armed forces are vital to their security and sovereignty. A day of celebration to honor the men and women that keep SK safe from her enemies is in order.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Gae cheon Jeol
The National Foundation Day – This day in the South Korea calendar 2013 celebrates the first state of Korea, which was called Gojoseon.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Seong Tan jeol
Christmas – This day is celebrated in South Korea just as much as it is around the world. It is mostly referred to as Gidoktansinil and is widely celebrated by Christians as well as by non-Christians throughout Korea.
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Have a Happy South Korea Holidays in 2013..!