Christmas Day 기독탄신일
25 December 2012, Tuesday (Public Day Off)
Christmas is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated annually on December 25th, marking the birth of Jesus Christ according to Christianity. Like so many other nations around the world, South Korea also celebrates Christmas. Along with Buddhism, Christianity is one of the major religions practiced in Korea, in which over 30% of South Koreans are Christian. Though its official name by law is Gidoktansinil, many Christian Koreans refer to it as Seongtanjeol (성탄절).