Next year, 2024 will have a total of 366 days. Among them, the ‘red day’ is the 68th, the same as this year.
The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 22nd the 2024 monthly calendar guideline, which is the standard for the production of the 2024 calendar in Korea.
The monthly calendar guideline is data announced annually by the Ministry of Science and ICT in accordance with the Astronomical Law on the exact dates and seasons that are the basis for calendar production, as well as public holidays determined by related laws and regulations.
According to the lunar calendar, next year February has 29 days, one day more than this year, making a year 366 days (leap year).
There are a total of 68 public holidays in the 2024 calendar, which are marked in red. Among the 70 days, including 52 Sundays and 18 public holidays such as national holidays and New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day (February 11) and Children’s Day (May 5) overlap with Sunday. There will be a total of 68 days, which is the same as this year’s 68 days.
This holiday includes the day of the 22nd National Assembly election (April 10), which will be held nationwide next year.
In the case of institutions implementing the 5-day work week system, the total number of holidays is 119 days, 68 public holidays and 52 Saturdays are added to 120 days. The actual total number of holidays will be 119, which is an increase of 2 days from this year (117).
Based on the 5-day workweek institution, there are a total of 5 consecutive holidays of 3 or more days, from December 30, 2023 to January 2024. 1st (Saturday, Sunday and January 1st, 3rd), February 9th – 12thSunday (Lunar New Year holidays and substitute holidays, 4 days), March 1st to 3rd (Section 3∙1 and Saturdays and Sundays, 3rd), May 4th to 6th (Children’s Day substitute holidays and Saturdays and Sundays, 3), September 14-18 ( Chuseok holiday and Sunday, 5th).
Major traditional holidays are Lunar New Year (January 1st in the lunar calendar) on February 10th, Jeongwol Daeboreum (January 15th in the lunar calendar) on February 24th, Dano (May 5th in the lunar calendar) on June 10th, Chilseok (lunar calendar) July 7th) is on August 10th, and Chuseok (August 15th in the lunar calendar) is on September 17th. Also, Korean food is on April 5, Chobok is on July 15, Jungbok is on July 25, and Malbok is on August 14.
Meanwhile, following last year, local holidays were also included in this year’s monthly calendar. Local holidays are designated by local governments in commemoration of historical events that occurred in the region in accordance with the ‘Regulations on Local Holidays메이저사이트‘, and are days on which public offices of local governments are specially closed.
Local holidays listed in the monthly calendar include Jeju Special Self-Governing Province 4·3 Victims Memorial Day (April 3), Gwangju Metropolitan City May 18 Democratization Movement Anniversary (May 18), Jeonbuk Jeongeup City Donghak Peasant Revolution Anniversary (May 11) The local government designates the anniversary by ordinance in consultation with the head of the relevant ministry.
Details regarding the lunar calendar can be found on the Official Gazette, the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the Korea Astronomical Research Institute’s astronomy and space knowledge information website from the 23rd.