List of South Korean Holidays 2013 (National Holidays):
|First Day of New Year||January 1 (Tuesday)|
|Seollal||February 9 – 11 (Saturday – Monday)|
|Independence Day||March 1 (Friday)|
|Children’s Day||May 5 (Sunday)|
|Vesak (Birthday of Buddha)||May 17 (Friday)|
|Memorial Day||June 6 (Thursday)|
|Liberation Day||August 15 (Thursday)|
|Mid Autumn Festival||September 18 – 20 (Wednesday – Friday)|
|Foundation Day||October 3 (Thursday)|
|Christmas||December 25 (Wednesday)|
Traveling For The Korean holidays in 2013
South Korea is one of the most interesting countries in all of Asia. Unlike its northern neighbor, South Korea is a democracy and has one of the most successful economies on Earth. There are many things to see and do in the country for both locals and tourists. One of the most scenic places in the country is Seoraksan National Park. It is located in Gangwon and has some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. It is truly the perfect place to spend your Korean holidays. There is plenty of accommodation available at the Park and it can fit almost any budget. Prices range from $30 per night to more than $100 per night. There are also lots of campgrounds in the park so if you want to go camping, you can do that as well.
Of course, no trip to South Korea is really complete without a visit to Seoul, the largest city in the country and the second largest metropolitan area in the world (first is Tokyo). There are countless things to do in Seoul and it will be impossible to list them all here but one thing you absolutely must do is hop at one of its major malls. Korea has a vibrant fashion industry and there is no better place to see some of its latest fashion trends than at a major mall. and while at the mall, also check out some of the latest consumer electronic gadgets that Korea has to offer.
If you will be traveling in July, then one activity you should participate in (or at least see) is the Mud Festival in the city of Boryeong. The festival is much more like a wild party, similar to Tomatina in Spain, except with mud. there is lots of mud wrestling and like it or not, if you attend the festival, you will surely be drenched in mud by the end of the day. If you do attend, it will surely be an interesting way to spend your Korean holidays 2013!