Holidays and festivals in South Korea

Yeosu Expo

Yeosu Expo brings the world to Korea

Essentially a smaller version of the World’s Fair, the Yeosu Expo literally brings the world to South Korea.

Korean Grand Prix

F1 Korean Grand Prix

Korea is one of Formula 1‘s newest race hosts with the race being held on the new Korean International Circuit.

Jindo Miracle Sea Parting Festival

Walk on water at the Jindo Sea Festival

Each spring Jindo, Korea’s third largest island, is inundated with visitors eager to traverse the ocean floor during the Jindo Miracle Sea Festival.

Hallyu Dream Festival

K-lovers unite at Hallyu Dream Festival

Come for the K-pop and stay for the kimchi at South Korea’s popular Hallyu Dream Festival – where star sightings and cultural wonders abound.


Seollal Lunar New Year

Fancy clothes, mountains of food, gifts galore and three straight days of relaxing with the family: Koreans know how to do the New Year right! Check out the annual Seollal celebration and see for yourself.

Asia puckers up for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has spread across the globe and has found a happy home in Asia. Learn how Valentines Day is celebrated in this part of the world.

White Day chocolates

White Day

Though Valentine’s Day is easily the most popular love-related holiday around the world. Wonderful White Day is a strong contender for the second slot.

Lotus Lantern Festival

Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul (Yeon Deung Hoe)

For three glorious days in May, when the Buddha turns a year older, Korea pulls out all the stops and throws the best birthday party ever.  

Gangneung Dano Festival

Dano Spring Festival

If you’re looking for time-honored traditions and a real experience of Korean culture set in a beautiful seaside location, Danoje is your festival.

Boryeong Mud Festival

Boryeong Mud Festival

South Korea’s famous Boryeong Mud Festival is the perfect excuse to go wild.