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REGULATIONS ON HOLIDAYS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 13155, Nov. 5, 1990

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 15939, Dec. 18, 1998

Presidential Decree No. 18893, jun. 30, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19674, Sep. 6, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 24273, Dec. 28, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24828, Nov. 5, 2013

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters concerning statutory holidays of government offices.
 Article 2 (Statutory Holidays)
Statutory holidays of government offices shall be as follows: Provided, That statutory holidays of embassies and legations abroad shall be the statutory holidays among the national holidays of Korea and statutory holidays of residing nations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 15939, Dec. 18, 1998; Presidential Decree No. 18893, Jun. 30, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 19674, Sep. 6, 2006; Presidential Decree No. 24273, Dec. 28, 2012>
1. Sundays;
2. The March 1 Independence Movement Day, Independence Day, National Foundation Day of Korea, and Hangul (the Korean alphabet) Day;
3. The first day of January;
4. The day preceding Seollal (Korean New Year's Day), Seollal, and the day following Seollal (the last day of December, and the first and second days of January according to the lunar calendar);
5. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 18893, Jun. 30, 2005>
6. Buddha's Birthday (the eighth day of April according to the lunar calendar);
7. The fifth day of May (Children's Day);
8. The sixth day of June (Memorial Day);
9. The day preceding Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), Chuseok, and the day following Chuseok (14th, 15th, and 16th days of August according to the lunar calendar);
10. The 25th day of December (Christmas Day);
10-2. Election days for elections on the termination of terms of office referred to in Article 34 of the Public Official Election Act;
11. Other days the Government designates from time to time.
 Article 3 (Alternative Statutory Holidays)
(1) Where the statutory holiday in subparagraph 4 or 9 of Article 2 overlaps with another statutory holiday, the first non-statutory holiday following the statutory holiday in subparagraph 4 or 9 of Article 2 shall be a statutory holiday.
(2) Where the statutory holiday in subparagraph 7 of Article 2 overlaps with a Saturday or another statutory holiday, the first non-statutory holiday following the statutory holiday in subparagraph 7 of Article 2 shall be a statutory holiday.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24828, Nov. 5, 2013]
ADDENDUM
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1991.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 15939, Dec. 18, 1998>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 1999.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18893, Jun. 30, 2005>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning the National Foundation Day of Korea among National Holidays) Notwithstanding subparagraph 2 of Article 2, the National Foundation Day of Korea shall be a statutory holiday by December 31, 2007.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19674, Sep. 6, 2006>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24273, Dec. 28, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24828, Nov. 5, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.