Wishing All Readers a Happy & Prosperous Chuseok~! ^^

Today (12 September) is Korea’s Chuseok (추석)~! It is also known as Hangawi (한가위). It falls on the 15th day of the lunar eighth month and also when the moon is at its fullest. In Korea, Chuseok is a big festival and Koreans will return to their hometown to celebrate this joyous festival with their family and loved ones. They will put on Hanbok (한복), pray and thank their ancestors for their blessings with food and fruits, play traditional games and also enjoy many traditional food such as Songpyeon (송편). 

In here, Gongjunim wishes all readers a Happy & Prosperous Chuseok~! ^.~

 

Korea Culture – Chuseok (추석: 秋夕)

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Chuseok (추석: 秋夕) is the harvest festival of Korea which is held on the 15th of August on the lunar calender. This year Chuseok, it falls on the 3rd October. There will be 3-day holidays for Koreans during this festival. For this year, it will be from 2nd October to 4th October.

During this period, many Koreans will go back to their hometown to pay their respects to their ancestors and also have reunion with their family. They will also have songpyeon (송편) together. Songpyeon is a traditional Korean food which is eaten during Chuseok. It is a crescent-shaped rice cake which is made from rice or non-glutinous rice powder.

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Happy Chuseok in advance to everyone!~ ^^