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Seollal Holiday 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 Holiday

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Seollal Holiday Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonFeb 152010Seollal HolidayNational holiday
FriFeb 42011Seollal HolidayNational holiday
TueJan 242012Seollal HolidayNational holiday
MonFeb 112013Seollal HolidayNational holiday
SatFeb 12014Seollal HolidayNational holiday
FriFeb 202015Seollal HolidayNational holiday
TueFeb 92016Seollal HolidayNational holiday
MonJan 302017Seollal HolidayNational holiday
SatFeb 172018Seollal HolidayNational holiday
WedFeb 62019Seollal HolidayNational holiday
MonJan 272020Seollal HolidayNational holiday

Quick Facts

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

Seollal Holiday 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Seollal Holiday 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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List of dates for other years

Other holidays in January 2017 in South Korea

Fun Holiday on January 30, 2017

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