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Seollal in South Korea

Chinese New Year marks 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

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Seollal Observances

Seollal was only observed in the year 2013.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonFeb 152010SeollalNational holiday
ThuFeb 32011SeollalNational holiday
MonJan 232012SeollalNational holiday
SunFeb 102013SeollalNational holiday
FriJan 312014SeollalNational holiday
ThuFeb 192015SeollalNational holiday
MonFeb 82016SeollalNational holiday
SatJan 282017SeollalNational holiday
FriFeb 162018SeollalNational holiday
TueFeb 52019SeollalNational holiday
SatJan 252020SeollalNational holiday

Quick Facts

Chinese New Year is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which predates the Gregorian calendar.

Seollal

Only occurrence is Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Does not happen in 2017.
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List of dates for other years

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