Celebrate the Autumn Harvest Festival in Seoul
Sep14

Celebrate the Autumn Harvest Festival in Seoul

The arrival of fall in Korea brings with it Chuseok, the autumn harvest festival, which is one of the nation’s most significant holidays. This is a time when extended Korean families gather to practice ancestral rituals, pay their respects to their loved ones, and enjoy a variety of traditional foods together. This year, the full official holiday runs from September 26-29. The dates differ every year on the standard Gregorian...

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Seasonal Celebrations in Seoul
Sep01

Seasonal Celebrations in Seoul

Fall has finally arrived in Seoul, and with it, one of Korea’s biggest holidays, Chuseok, or the Harvest Festival. It is the time of year when Koreans traditionally celebrated the intake of the year’s crops on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, corresponding to the Autumn Equinox. The festival has its origins in the Silla Dynasty (57 BCE – 935 CE), where it is commonly believed to have been a weaving...

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