Chuseok, (Harvest Moon Festival)
Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Chusok, also known as the Korean Thanksgiving day. The celebration starts on the night before Chusok and ends on the day after the holiday. Thus, many Korean families take three days off from work to get together with family and friends.
Where :
All Over South Korea
When :
Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.
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One of the major foods prepared during the Chuseok holiday is songpyeon. A crescent-shaped rice cake which is steamed upon pine needles. Other dishes commonly prepared are japchae, bulgogi and fruits. Folk games are played on Chuseok to celebrate the coming of Autumn. Village folk dress themselves to look like a cow or a turtle. and they go house to house along with a Nongak band playing music.
As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food. They often visit the tombs of their immediate ancestors to trim plants and clean the area around the tomb. Offer food, drink, and crops to their ancestors. Harvest crops are attributed to the blessing of ancestors.
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Wikipedia : Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival)Day
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