Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day!
Thu, Sep 28, 2023 – Sat, Sep 30, 2023
Traditionally, Chuseok is a time when Koreans celebrate the fall harvest by harvesting after hard work. Chuseok is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, or the autumn equinox.
On Chuseok, people wear hanbok and prepare food such as songpyeon made from new rice, various new fruits, and taro soup to give thanks for the harvest.
We also spend a pleasant day sharing delicious food with our neighbors.
No matter how poor or difficult people were, they shared food and had fun together, which gave rise to the saying, "All twelve months and 365 days of the year should be the same as Chuseok, no more, no less."
Chuseok is the biggest holiday in Korea, celebrating a good harvest during the harvest season, holding ancestral rites to honor the blessings of ancestors, and sharing warm hearts with neighbors.
Myungja Anna Koh