City Office to be Closed During Chuseok Holiday (Sep. 28 - Oct. 3)
Busan City Hall will be closed during the Chuseok holidays, from Thursday, September 28 to Tuesday, October 3, and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on October 4, 2023. Important Phone Numbers and Websites: Information During Chuseok Holiday (Safety, Medical, Transportation, Tourism and more) https://www.busan.go.kr/holiday/ (Korean) Busan City Baro Call Center ☎120 Emergency Rescue Call ☎ 119 : http://www.119.go.kr (in Korean) Community health centers in Busan : http://www.busan.go.kr/eng/bsmedical03 Medical facilities and pharmacies open during the Chuseok holidays. (Sep. 28 – Oct. 3) https://www.e-gen.or.kr/egen/main.do (Korean) https://www.busan.go.kr/holiday/hospital.jsp (Korean) Medical facilities and pharmacies for COVID-19 treatment open during the Chuseok holidays. https://www.busan.go.kr/holiday/hospital2.jsp (Korean) Health welfare Call Center ☎ 129 : http://www.129.go.kr (Korean) National Emergency Medical Center: https://www.e-gen.or.kr/egen/main.do (Korean) Have a Safe and Happy Chuseok!
Opening Schedules for Cultural and Tourism Facilities in Busan during Chuseok Holiday
Chuseok is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, one of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea. Family members from near and far come together to share food and stories and give thanks to their ancestors. This year, Chuseok falls on Friday, September 29. The government designated Oct. 2 as a special temporary holiday in a move aimed at shoring up the domestic economy. Therefore, this Chuseok holiday will be from Sep. 29th to Oct. 3rd for six days. Free Cultural Events during Chuseok Visitors to Busan’s museums and tourist attractions (listed below) can enjoy Korean traditional folk games, including Jegichagi (shuttlecock-kicking), tuho (traditional stick-throwing), neolttwigi, (seesaw), gulleongsoe (hoop-rolling), yut nori and more. Date/Time Location Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:00 – 17:00 Busan Museum Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 10:00 – 17:00 Jeonggwan Museum Sep. 28, 30, Oct. 1, 10:00 – 17:00 Busan National Science Museum Please refer to the Chuseok holiday opening/closing schedules for cultural and tourism facilities in Busan listed below: Busan Museum, Dongsam-dong Shell Midden Museum, Bokcheon Museum and Jeonggwan Museum Busan Modern and Contemporary History Museum, Provisional Capital Memorial Hall and Busan Citizens Park Museum Open: Sep. 28 – Oct. 3 (Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Closed: Oct. 4 Busan Marine Natural History Museum Open: Sep. 28 – Oct. 3 (Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) (Last admission is 5:00 p.m.) Closed: Oct. 4 Busan Museum of Art Open: Sep. 28 – Oct. 3 / Closed: Oct. 4 Ongoing exhibitions: The Past Reveals Itself to Have a Plot, Post Media and Site https://art.busan.go.kr/ Busan Museum of Contemporary Art Open: Sep. 28 – Oct. 3 / Closed: Oct. 4 Ongoing exhibitions: Singing Mother Earth, UTOPIAN Scenario About Nature, Museum Identity and Design https://www.busan.go.kr/moca/index National Maritime Museum of Korea Open: Sep. 28 – Oct. 3 / Closed: Oct. 4 Sep. 28-29 9:00-19:00 Sep. 30 9:00-21:00 Oct. 1
Busan Toll Roads Free During Chuseok Holiday (Sep. 28 to Oct. 1)
State-run Korean expressways will be toll-free during the national holiday season, starting from September 28 to October 1, 2023. To participate in this policy, the city of Busan has announced that toll roads in Busan will be toll-free during the Chuseok holidays from September 28 to October 1, 2023 as well. The toll roads in Busan, including Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Geoga Bridge, Eulsukdo Bridge, Busanhangdaegyo Bridge, Baekyang Tunnel, Sujeongsan Tunnel, Sanseong Tunnel and Cheonmasan Tunnel, will be free from September 28 to October 1, 2023.