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New Year's Day in South Korea

New Year’s Day, which is on January 1, marks the start of the year in the Gregorian calendar and it's a public holiday in many countries. Count down to the New Year, no matter where you are.

Is New Year's Day a Public Holiday?

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

In 2022, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

New Year's Day on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar is celebrated worldwide.

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About New Year's Day

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New Year's Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016FriJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2017SunJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2018MonJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2019TueJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2020WedJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2021FriJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2022SatJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2023SunJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2024MonJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2025WedJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday
2026ThuJan 1New Year's DayPublic Holiday

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