Saturday, September 13, 2008

Korean Thanksgiving Holiday

Chuseok, also known as Hangawi, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Korea. It is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Korean Lunar calendar. It is celebrated for a total of 3 days, the day before as well as the day after the actual holiday. This year Chuseok will be celebrated September 13 to September 15. The holiday is shared with family traditions centered around food and paying respect to ancestors. The original significance of Chuseok was to celebrate a good harvest.

written by S.C.