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South Korea

Holidays & Observances in South Korea

South Korea is a peninsula country in Southeast Asia. Much of its culture is derived from nearby China and Japan due to years of occupation by both. Religion has lost much of its popularity in modern times with about half of the population claiming no religion. The remainder of the people mostly practice either Christianity or Buddhism. The holidays for both of those religions are important as even some of the non-religious people may choose to continue celebrating religious holiday traditions.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Singmogil Noteworthy & Common
Qing Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day Religious/Beliefs Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism