holidays in korea

How to Write Korean New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, or 새해복 많이 받으세요 (that’s how we say Happy New Year in Korean)!

Sure, the end of the year is a great for partying, drinking and having fun with out families and friends. But each new year brings its own challenges and personal goals, and it’s that time of year to ready ourselves for self-improvement! That’s right, now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s time to pledge how we plan to better ourselves and set our New Year’s resolutions – in Korean!

So get ready to sit back, evaluate what you have done during the past year and what you plan to change in the year to come.

List of Public Holidays in South Korea

Most of the holidays in South Korea have fixed dates but some are as per the Lunar Calendar. Traditional Festivals in Korea as celebrated as per the Lunar Calendar where as other holidays are decided as per the Solar Calendar. In all there are around 10 public holidays in Korea. But because Seollal and Chuseok are the biggest holidays in Korea, some offices give their employees a 3 day off, thus totaling to around 14 holidays a year.

During official public holidays bank and offices are closed, but department stores, restaurants, museums, palaces and parks are open. Stores and businesses in Korea are typically open on weekends and on public holidays, but most of them are closed on holidays like Seollal and Chuseok.

Here goes the list of Public Holidays in South Korea:

1) New Year’s Day / Sinjeong – January 1 – (1 day off)

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