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.
More Details :
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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References :
Wikipedia : Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival)Day
See the dates on which Ch'usok (Harvest Moon Festival)Day is celebrated :

Mid-Autumn Festival - Day 3

Year Month Day Day of Week
2005 September 17 Saturday
2005 September 18 Sunday
2005 September 19 Monday
2006 October 05 Thursday
2006 October 06 Friday
2006 October 07 Saturday
2007 September 24 Monday
2007 September 25 Tuesday
2007 September 26 Wednesday
2008 September 13 Saturday
2008 September 14 Sunday
2008 September 15 Monday
2009 October 02 Friday
2009 October 03 Saturday
2009 October 04 Sunday
2010 September 21 Tuesday
2010 September 22 Wednesday
2010 September 23 Thursday
2011 September 11 Sunday
2011 September 12 Monday
2011 September 13 Tuesday
2012 September 29 Saturday
2012 September 30 Sunday
2012 October 01 Monday
2013 September 18 Wednesday
2013 September 19 Thursday
2013 September 20 Friday
2014 September 07 Sunday
2014 September 08 Monday
2014 September 09 Tuesday
2015 September 26 Saturday
2015 September 27 Sunday
2015 September 28 Monday
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New Year's Day March 1st Movement Liberation Day Memorial Day National Foundation Day
Seollal Chuseok Childrens Day Buddha's Birthday Christmas
South Korea Holidays List
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