Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chuseok 추석

Chuseok is the biggest and most important holiday in Korea. 
It is a time when family members from near and far come together to share food and stories and 
to give thanks to their ancestors for the abundant harvest.

  Chuseok Day falls on Monday, September 19, 
most of the stores and restaurants may be closed for Chuseok Day or the entire Chuseok holiday.

 For Chuseok's custom
- On the morning of Chuseok Day, Songpyeon (a type of Korean rice cake) and food prepared with the year’s fresh harvest are set out to give thanks to ancestors through Charye (ancestor memorial service).
*just like Chinese's Ching Ming*
- After Charye, families visit their ancestors’ graves, they will start clearing the weeds that may have grown up over the burial mound. 
- After that the families and friends take walks and gaze at the beauty of the full harvest moon or play folk games such as Ganggangsullae (Korean circle dance). 

This is how Songpyeon looks like

Their coustume for Chuseok will be Hanbok

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