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 2020, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2020
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Wednesday New Years Day U.S. and South Korea
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
January 24 & 27 Friday, Monday Seol-Nal (Lunar New Years Day) South Korea
February 17 Monday President's Day U.S.
April 30 Thursday Sukka Tansin Il (Buddha's Birthday) South Korea
May 5 Tuesday Children's Day South Korea
May 25 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 6 Saturday Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) South Korea
July 3 Friday Independence Day U.S.
August 15 Saturday Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) South Korea
September 7 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 30, October 1 & 2 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving) South Korea
October 9 Friday Han Geul Nal (Korean Alphabet Day) South Korea
October 12 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day U.S.
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Friday Christmas Day U.S. and South Korea