In South Korea, there are 13 public holidays where employees are entitled for a full paid day off. These holidays include religious holidays and other Korean national holidays. In total, there are about 14 holidays in South Korea. In 2020, in total there are 17 paid days off as public holidays for Korean employees. Check out below the public holidays table in Korea for 2020:

South Korea Public Holidays for 2020
HolidayDayDate
New Year DayWedJanuary 1 
Seollal (Korean New Year)Fri, Sat, Sun, MonJanuary 24 - 27
March 1st Movement DaySunMarch 1
General Election DayWedApril 15
Buddha's BirthdayThuApril 30
Labour DayFriMay 1
Children's DayTueMay 5
Memorial DaySatJune 6
Liberation DaySatAugust 15
Chuseok (Korean harvest holiday)Wed, Thu, FriSeptember 30 - October 2
National Foundation DaySatOctober 3
Hangul DayFriOctober 9
Christmas DayFriDecember 25

Please note that the above list of public holidays in Korea may be changed according to Korean government decidicion.

Affected services: Payroll Service in Korea, Employer of Record in Korea

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