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Buddha's Birthday in South Korea

Is Buddha's Birthday a Public Holiday?

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

In 2019 it falls on a Sunday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

Buddha's Birthday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriMay 21Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2011TueMay 10Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2012MonMay 28Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2013FriMay 17Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2014TueMay 6Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2015MonMay 25Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2016SatMay 14Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2017WedMay 3Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2018TueMay 22Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2019SunMay 12Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday
2020ThuApr 30Buddha's BirthdayPublic Holiday

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