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Seollal Holiday 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.

Picture of a typical long dragon float for the Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world.
Chinese New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world.
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About Seollal Holiday

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Seollal Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SatFeb 132010Seollal HolidayNational holiday
WedFeb 22011Seollal HolidayNational holiday
SunJan 222012Seollal HolidayNational holiday
SatFeb 92013Seollal HolidayNational holiday
ThuJan 302014Seollal HolidayNational holiday
WedFeb 182015Seollal HolidayNational holiday
SunFeb 72016Seollal HolidayNational holiday
FriJan 272017Seollal HolidayNational holiday
ThuFeb 152018Seollal HolidayNational holiday
MonFeb 42019Seollal HolidayNational holiday
FriJan 242020Seollal HolidayNational holiday

Quick Facts

Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar mainly used for traditional celebrations.

Seollal Holiday 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seollal Holiday 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in February 2018 in South Korea

Fun Holiday on February 15, 2018

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