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South Korea

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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.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Singmogil Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common
Qing Ming - Tomb Sweeping Day Qingming / Tomb Sweeping Day / Ching Ming Festival Religious/Beliefs Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism