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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 September. If you want to know the closed days of other supermarkets, leave a comment below!


Holidays For Supermarkets in September

1. Lotte Mart

Closed on September 11, 25

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 11th and 25th. 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
September 14
September 28
Chungju
September 10
September 25
Jeju
September 10
September 24
Ulsan
September 14
September 25
Gumi
September 10
September 28
Wonju
September 10
September 28
Goyang
September 10
September 28
Gimpo Airport
September 11
September 25
Dongducheon
September 14
September 28
Anseong
September 10
September 28
Incheon Airport Building
September 10
September 26

2. E-Mart

Closed on September 11, 25

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
September 10
September 24
Seogwipo
September 9
September 24
Jeju
September 10
September 24

3. Homeplus 

Closed on September 11, 25

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
September 14
September 28
Wonju
September 10
September 28
Gumi
September 10
September 28
Mungyeong
September 14
September 28
Andong
September 14
September 28
Gimpo
September 14
September 28
Goyang
September 10
September 28
Paju
September 10
September 28
Ulsan
September 14
September 25
Seogwipo
September 9
September 24

4. Costco

Closed on September 11, 25

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. 

All Costco branches in Korea are open on September 9 until 19:00, September 10(Chuseok Day). The remaining holidays will be in the table below.

Costco Holidays

Daegu 
September 11
September 25
Daejeon
Sangbong
Busan
Gimhae
Ilsan
September 10
September 28
Ulsan
September 10
September 25

Holidays For Department Stores in September

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 the 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 
September 9
September 10
Jamsil
Gangnam
Konkuk Univ.
Gwanak
Gimpo Airport
Yeongdeungpo
Cheongnyangni
Incheon
Busan
Nampo-dong Gwangbok
Busan Centum City
September 10
September 11
Gwangju
September 9
September 10
Daegu
Daejeon

Lotte Duty Free Holidays

Airport
No holidays in September
Myeongdong
September 10
Busan
Closed every Sunday
5, 9, 10, 11, 10,12, 19, 26
COEX
Closed every Sunday, Monday, public holiday
04, 05, 09, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19
Jeju
Closed every Saturday, Sunday
03, 04, 09, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25

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
September 9
September 10
Apgujeong
September 10
September 11
Gangnam Trade Center
September 9
September 10
Sinchon
September 10
September 11
Busan
September 10
September 11
Daegu
September 9
September 10
Ulsan
September 10
September 11

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
September 10
Daegu
September 9
September 10

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
September 10
September 11
Gangnam
September 9
September 10
Gyeonggi
September 9
September 10
Yeongdeungpo Time Square
Gwangju
Daegu
Daejeon
Busan Centum City
Busan Gimhae

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! 


We hope we helped you avoid the holidays of supermarkets, department stores, and more. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at support@creatrip.com! You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea! 



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