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Seollal in South Korea

Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign.

Is Seollal a Public Holiday?

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

In 2020 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

Chinese New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world.

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About Seollal

Read more about Seollal.

Seollal Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015ThuFeb 19SeollalPublic Holiday
2016MonFeb 8SeollalPublic Holiday
2017SatJan 28SeollalPublic Holiday
2018FriFeb 16SeollalPublic Holiday
2019TueFeb 5SeollalPublic Holiday
2020SatJan 25SeollalPublic Holiday
2021FriFeb 12SeollalPublic Holiday
2022TueFeb 1SeollalPublic Holiday
2023MonJan 23SeollalPublic Holiday
2024SatFeb 10SeollalPublic Holiday
2025WedJan 29SeollalPublic Holiday

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