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Labor Day in South Korea

Labor Day is also known as May Day and is a public holiday in many countries across the world. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date can vary.

Is Labor Day a Public Holiday?

Labor Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

In 2021, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

A young girl laying in the grass in the spring sun surrounded by daisies.

Labor Day, also known as May Day, is a day of rest and is usually held in early May.

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About Labor Day

Read more about Labor Day.

Labor Day Observances

Note: This day is marked as a holiday for most banks and other organizations in many parts of South Korea.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2017MonMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2018TueMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2019WedMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2020FriMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2021SatMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2022SunMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2023MonMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2024WedMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2025ThuMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday
2026FriMay 1Labor DayBank Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.