5 Things You Should Know About Chuseok

Lady Chi's Asian Persuasion

Chuseok is the Korean equivalent to Thanksgiving in the US. Though there may be several differences between the two, the one thing they have in common is family.
Both holidays focus on bringing family together and giving thanks for all the good that has happened. But, if you happen to be away from your family – and living in Korea – there are a few things you should know and expect to see at Chuseok.

1. Although Chuseok is similar to our Thanksgiving, it is a more formal holiday.
As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns for three days (the day before, of and after thee holiday) and share a meal with their families. What makes it a formal holiday is that each home sets a ceremonial table with different kinds of food and rice wine for their ancestors. Many will even travel to the…

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