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Is South Korea Stock Exchange closed for Buddha's Birthday?


The stock market closed on Buddha's Birthday. Buddha's Birthday is one of the fifteen market holidays observed by the South Korea Stock Exchange each year.

The dates on which stock exchanges close differ between regions and do no necessarily align with the typical bank holidays in a given country. In fact, the exact holiday schedules change unpredictable year to year based on a number of factors.

The table below shows the list of passed and future dates on which the South Korea Stock Exchange was closed or will be closed for Buddha's Birthday. The available dates range from 2016 to 2022.

When is the next "Buddha's Birthday"?

The South Korea Stock Exchange will next observe Christmas on December 25, 2019 which is 1 week from now.

Buddha's Birthdays

Year Holiday Name Observed Date Status
2021 Buddha's Birthday May 19, 2021 Closed
2022 Buddha's Birthday May 8, 2022 Closed

† Indicates the stock exchange is closed on a different day than the official date on which the holiday is typically celebrated. This is typically the case when a holiday falls on a non-business day.

‡ Indicates that the stock exchange has special hours due to a holiday rather than a full closure. Special Hours and Holiday Closures are always taken into account when computing the Opening/Closing Bell Countdown.