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Vocabulary : Special Day in Korea

Vocabulary : Special Day in Korea

There are holidays, national holidays, and many other anniversaries in Korea. Let’s study Korea’s special day by looking at the following.


  • 설날 – 음력 1월 1일(Lunar New Year -January 1 of the lunar calendar)
  • 추석 – 음력 8월 15일(Chuseok – August 15th in the lunar calendar)

국경일(National day)

  • 제헌절 – 7월 17일(Constitution Day – July 17)
  • 광복절 – 8월 15일(Liberation Day – August 15)
  • 개천절 – 10월 3일(National Foundation Day – October 3)
  • 한글날 – 10월 9일(Hangeul Day – October 9)


국가 기념일(national day) 식목일-4월 5일(Arbor Day – April 5),
근로자의 날-5월 1일(Labor Day – May 1),
어린이날-5월 5일(Children’s Day – May 5),
어버이날-5월 8일(Mother’s Day – May 8),
스승의 날-5월 15일(Teacher’s Day – May 15),
현충일-6월 6일(Remembrance Day – June 6)
기념일(Anniversary) 입학식(Entrance ceremony),
졸업식(graduation ceremony),
결혼식(wedding ceremony),
결혼기념일(wedding anniversary),
개교기념일(school anniversary),
창립기념일(foundation anniversary)

Moreover since it is good to know other examples, aside from those presented above, try to share yours through comments.

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