Asia Holiday Schedule

Japan

Holiday

Date

New Year’s Day January 1
Coming-of-Age Day January 13
Commemoration of the Fouding of the Nation February 11
Vernal Equinox Day March 21
Showa Day April 29
Constitution Day May 3
Greenery Day May 4
Children’s Day May 5
Substitute Holiday May 6
Marine Day July 21
Respect-for-the-Aged Day September 15
Autumnal Equinox Day September 23
Sports Day October 13
Culture Day November 3
Labor – Thanksgiving Day November 23
Substitute Holiday November 24
Emperor’s Birthday December 23

South Korea

Holiday

Date

New Year’s Day January 1
New Year’s Day (in lunar calendar) January 30-Feburary 1
Independence Movement Day March 1
Labor Day May 1
Children’s Day May 5
The Buddha’s Birthday May 6
Memorial Day June 6
National Liberation Day August 15
Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) September 8-10
The National Foudation Day of Korea October 3
Hangul Proclamation Day October 9
Christmas December 25