Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Chuseok Holiday

While we celebrate the Mooncake (Mid-Autumn) Festival on the 25th September, the Koreans will celebrate Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) next week.

This year, Chuseok (also known as "Hangawi") falls on September 25, 2007. It is one of Korea's major holidays. According to the solar calendar, the official Chuseok holiday is from September 24 - 26. However, because this year's Chuseok is right after the weekend, the holidays will be from September 22 - 26. Thus Koreans are looking forward to the long weekend.

Hangawi was the day in which Koreans thanked the ancestors for the year's harvest and shared their abundance with family and friends.

Interesting reads:
Fearing Fat, Fatigue, Some Plan to Avoid Chuseok Fun
Bountiful Korean Thanksgiving Day, Chuseok 2007

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1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Chuseok is here again!


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