Children's Day (South Korea)

Children's Day is a public holiday in South Korea, and it is observed on May 5 each year.

The origins of Children's Day in Korea started from the Independence Movement Day to achieve Korean independence from the Japanese colonialism, when people tried to improve children's social status and encourage adults to teach awareness of their deprived sovereignty.

One of the important supporters was children's rights activist and children's writer Dr. Bang Jung-Hwan, who was also considered as the father of children's literature in Korea.

Children's Day was first designated on May 1 in 1922, and moved to May 5 in 1946 because May 1 overlapped with Labour Day.

The following is the list of Children's Day in South Korea from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Children's DayMay 05, 2021Wednesday
Children's DayMay 05, 2022Thursday
Children's DayMay 05, 2023Friday
Children's DayMay 05, 2024Sunday
Children's DayMay 05, 2025Monday

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