Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Korean holidays and will be closed on those dates. The call center observes U.S. and Korean holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy Dates of Closure

During the year 2022, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2022
Date Day Holiday Country
December 31, 2021 Friday New Year's Day U.S. 
January 17 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
January 31, February 1, 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Seol-Nal (Lunar New Year's Day) South Korea
February 21 Monday Washington's Birthday U.S.
March 1 Tuesday Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day) South Korea
May 5 Thursday Children's Day South Korea
May 30 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 6 Monday Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) South Korea
June 20 Monday Juneteenth Day U.S.
July 4 Monday Independence Day U.S.
August 15 Monday Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) South Korea
September 5 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 9, 12 Friday, Monday Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving) South Korea
October 3 Monday Kae Chun Jul (Nat’l Foundation Day) South Korea
October 10 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 26 Monday Christmas Day U.S.

 

During the year 2023, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2023
Date Day Holiday Country
January 2 Monday New Year's Day U.S. 
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
January 23, 24 Monday, Tuesday Seol-Nal (Lunar New Year's Day) South Korea
February 20 Monday President's Day U.S.
March 1 Wednesday Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day) South Korea
May 5 Friday Children's Day South Korea
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 6 Tuesday Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) South Korea
June 19 Monday Juneteenth Day U.S.
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
August 15 Tuesday Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) South Korea
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 28, 29, 30 Thursday, Friday, Saturday Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving) South Korea
October 3 Tuesday Kae Chun Jul (Nat’l Foundation Day) South Korea
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 10 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Monday Christmas Day U.S.