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Korean Supermarkets/Department Store Holidays 2022

We have a list of the closed days for Lotte Mart, E-Mart, and other department stores!

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a month ago

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

When you come to Korea, you may find the need to go to a large supermarket like Lotte Mart or E-mart to pick up a few necessities. However, in Korea, large supermarkets have holidays every month. This blog post will list all the closed days for major supermarkets, department stores, and duty-free shops for the month of November. If you want to know the closed days of other supermarkets, leave a comment below!


Holidays For Supermarkets in November

1. Lotte Mart

Closed on November 13, 27

Most of Lotte Mart's branches are closed on the second and fourth Sundays of each month but a few branches are closed on different dates. Most branches in tourist areas like Seoul Station, Busan, and Daegu will be closed on the 13th and 27th. Please refer to the table below for the closed days of different branches and if the branch near you is not on the table, please leave a comment and we will get back to you.

Lotte Mart's Holidays

Haengdang
November 09
November 23
Chungju
November 10
November 25
Jeju
November 11
November 26
Ulsan
November 09
November 27
Gumi
November 09
November 23
Wonju
November 09
November 23
Goyang
November 09
November 23
Gimpo Airport
November 13
November 27
Dongducheon
November 09
November 23
Anseong
November 09
November 23
Incheon Airport Building
November 11
November 14

2. E-Mart

Closed on November 13, 27

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

E-mart's closed days are similar to Lotte Mart's, falling on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Some E-Mart and No Brand stores in different cities may have different dates so refer to the table below. 

E-Mart Holidays

New Jeju
November 11
November 26
Seogwipo
November 11
November 26
Jeju
November 11
November 26

3. Homeplus 

Closed on November 13, 27

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

Like E-Mart and Lotte Mart, Homeplus closes on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Some branches have different dates so refer to the table below. 

Homeplus Holidays

Gangneung
November 09
November 23
Wonju
November 09
November 23
Gumi
November 09
November 23
Mungyeong
November 09
November 23
Andong
November 09
November 23
Gimpo
November 09
November 23
Goyang
November 09
November 23
Paju
November 09
November 23
Ulsan
November 09
November 27
Seogwipo
November 11
November 26

4. Costco

Closed on November 13, 27

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

If you have a Costco membership in the country you're from, you can stop by a Costco in Korea as well. There are lots of fresh produce in Costco, so if you find the need to stop by, check out the closed days below before you head over. Most Costcos will also be closed on the second and fourth Sundays of each month but some branches have different dates. 

Costco Holidays

Ilsan
November 09
November 23
Ulsan
November 09
November 27

Holidays For Department Stores in November

1. Lotte Department Store

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

Lotte Department Store is visited by a lot of Koreans and the opening hours are between 10 in the morning to 8 at night while on Fridays and on weekends, it is open until 20:30. Below is a table of the different closed days for Lotte Department Store branches and if the branch you are planning on going to is not mentioned below, please leave a comment. 

Lotte Department Store Holidays

Myeongdong 
November 07
Jamsil
Gangnam
Konkuk Univ.
Gwanak
Gimpo Airport
Yeongdeungpo
Cheongnyangni
Incheon
Busan
Nampo-dong Gwangbok
Busan Centum City
Gwangju
Daegu
Daejeon

2. Hyundai Department Store

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

Hyundai Department Store is frequently visited by both Koreans and tourists and has opening hours from 10:30 to 20:00. The closed days are as follows, so keep that in mind.

Hyundai Department Store Holidays

The Hyundai Seoul
November 14
Apgujeong
November 21
Gangnam Trade Center
November 14
Sinchon
November 14
Busan
November 07
Daegu
November 14
Ulsan
November 14

3. U-PLEX

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

Another department store affiliated with the Hyundai Group is U-PLEX, which is open until 22:00. The table below are the closed days for U-PLEX. 

U-PLEX Holidays

Sinchon
November 14
Daegu
-

4. Shinsegae Department Store

韓國超市 百貨公司 2022年8月 八月

Shinsegae Department Store is a must-visit if you're looking for some shopping. Although there aren't as many branches as other department stores, they're are plenty in the main downtown neighborhoods. 

Shinsegae Department Store Holidays

Myeongdong
November 28
Gangnam
November 14
Gyeonggi
-
Yeongdeungpo Time Square
November 14
Gwangju
November 14
Daegu
November 14
Daejeon
-
Busan Centum City
November 14
Busan Gimhae
November 14

Be sure to check if you're visiting on a closed day, and if you are, go to a smaller, neighborhood supermarket or go on another day! 


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