Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for North Korea. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|28 Jan||Sat||Seollal Holiday|
|16 Feb||Thu||Birthday of Kim Jong-il|
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day|
|4 Apr||Tue||Chungmyung Day|
|15 Apr||Sat||Birthday of Kim Il-sung|
|25 Apr||Tue||Chosun People's Army Foundation Day|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|6 Jun||Tue||Chosun Children's Union Foundation Day|
|19 Jun||Mon||Kim Jong-il's Entry to the KWP|
|27 Jul||Thu||Day of Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War|
|15 Aug||Tue||Liberation Day|
|25 Aug||Fri||Day of Songun|
|9 Sep||Sat||National Day|
|4 Oct||Wed||Han'gawi Holiday|
|10 Oct||Tue||Party Foundation Day|
|16 Nov||Thu||Mother's Day|
|27 Dec||Wed||Constitution Day|
Currently, North Korea celebrates 17 national holidays. National holidays are published each year by the Korean Central News Agency as stated by their leader.
Holidays in North Korea are based on Korean traditional holidays or are in reference to the government and/or leader.
There are several Korean based cultural events that take place within the country, but only at the approval of the government and they are not considered national holidays. These events are to promote the culture of the Korean people only.
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