National Holidays in Korea
Korea officially follows the Gregorian calendar, even though there are still few holidays that are based on the lunar calendar. During the official holidays, offices and banks are closed but palaces, museums, most restaurants, department stores, and amusement facilities are open.
The table below shows the time differences between Korea and Major U.S. Cities. Korea does not participate in Daylight Savings, so there is no time change within Korea,
Korea has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The changing of seasons also means changing of attires. With temperatures varying greatly by season, it is important to dress for the weather. Here are the essential items for each season.
When is the best time to visit Korea?
The best time of year to visit South Korea is generally considered to be the spring months of April, May & June, and the autumn months of September, October & November. During these two seasons days are typically sunny and dry with comfortable average temperatures.
Korea’s currency is the won (￦).
There are Four types of Paper money, comes in denominations of 1,000; 5,000; 10,000; and 50,000 won bills.
Six types of Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 won.
☆ 1 and 5 won coins are not widely circulated.