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Holidays and Observances in North Korea in 2020

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Holidays and Observances in North Korea in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew YearPublic Holiday
Jan 25SaturdayLunar New Year's DayPublic Holiday
Feb 8SaturdayCheongwoldaeboreumPublic Holiday
Feb 16SundayBirth date of Kim Jong IlPublic Holiday
Mar 8SundayInternational Women's DayPublic Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 15WednesdayBirth Date of Kim Il SungPublic Holiday
Apr 25SaturdayChosun People's Army Foundation DayPublic Holiday
May 1FridayMay DayPublic Holiday
Jun 6SaturdayChosun Children's Union Foundation DayPublic Holiday
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 27MondayDay of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation WarPublic Holiday
Aug 15SaturdayLiberation DayPublic Holiday
Aug 25TuesdayDay of SongunPublic Holiday
Sep 9WednesdayNational DayPublic Holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 1ThursdayChuseok Harvest FestivalPublic Holiday
Oct 10SaturdayParty Foundation DayPublic Holiday
Nov 16MondayMother's DayObservance
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 27SundayConstitution DayPublic Holiday

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