Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving

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추석 Chuseok originally known as Hangawi 한가위 is celebrate in the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This event is one of the most widely celebrated holidays and a major harvest festival on Korea.
Chuseok is celebrated within 3 days, starting from 11th to13th of September 2011.

In this harvest day people in Korea visit their hometowns, pay respects to their ancestors with newly harvested food and gathered together with their families.

People eat Songpyeon 송편 (traditional rice cakes) with their families and play a variety folk games.
For those who are still single, who make the best looking of songpyeon, they will meet a good-looking spouse in the future or for those who are already married or pregnant, they will get a good-looking child.

The full moon is celebrated in order to wish everyone good luck for the coming year, (Koreans make a wish silently by staring at the full moon).

Happy Chuseok Day ^^

 

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