Holidays in Korean

Welcome to the free Rocket Korean lesson on Holidays. Today we’ll go over some important Korean holidays and several others that you might find just as important as the people in Korea do.

There are a number of special holidays in Korea that you'll find useful to know, especially if you're planing on traveling.

After this lesson you'll be able to pronounce all the holidays in Korean.

Pronouncing the holidays in Korean

Here are some of the most basic Korean holidays to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more Korean holidays.

  • holiday - 휴일 - hyuil
  • Christmas - 크리스마스 - keuriseumaseu
  • Birthday - 생일 - saeng-il
  • Easter - 부활절 - buhwaljeol
  • Parents' Day - 어버이날 - eobeo-i-nal
  • Halloween - 할로윈 - hallowin
  • New Year's Day - 새해 첫 날 - saehae cheot nal
  • Thanksgiving - 추석 - chuseok - Thanksgiving
  • Children's Day - 어린이날 - eorini-nal
  • Valentine's Day - 발렌타인데이 - ballentaindei

Let's get started...

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휴일

hyuil

holiday

크리스마스

keuriseumaseu

Christmas

생일

saeng-il

Birthday

부활절

buhwaljeol

Easter

어버이날

eobeo-i-nal

Parents' Day

할로윈

hallowin

Halloween

새해 첫 날

saehae cheot nal

New Year's Day

추석

chuseok

Thanksgiving

어린이날

eorini-nal

Children's Day

발렌타인데이

ballentaindei

Valentine's Day

광복절

gwangbokjeol

Independence Day

석가탄신일

seokgatanshin-il

Buddha's birthday

현충일

hyeonchung-il

Memorial day

설날

seollal

Lunar New Year's Day

제헌절

jeheonjeol

Constitution day

개천절

gaecheonjeol

National Foundation Day

한글날

hangeulnal

Hangul Proclamation Day

That's it for this lesson. For more lessons on Korean vocabulary I recommend these!

  • Need to book a hotel in Korean? This is the vocab lesson for you.
  • Going on a spending spree? Know your vocabulary to do with shopping in Korean.
  • Understand signs in Korean. A super handy lesson (especially if you need to go to the toilet!)

Anyoung hee gaseyo!

Sujung Lee Sujung Lee Rocket Korean

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