추석 or Chuseok

Chuseok translated to english means “Autumn Eve” and is a harvest festival lasting three days in Korea around the autumnal equinox. The event is a celebration of good harvest and as most Korean holidays dictate, should be spent with family and loved ones indulging in good food and drink. Paying respect to their ancestors during this time of year can lead to mass movement having many younger generations leaving the cities and returning to their hometowns. After performing the ancestral worship rights in the morning, the family go to their ancestors tombs to beautify the area by trimming plants and general cleaning around the area. A bountiful harvest is attributed to blessings from their ancestors. During all of this family time, people will eat many delicious meals, give and receive gifts as well as playing games. I would like to know more about this Holiday, and experience it in person one year. Until that time comes I will simply say: 추석 잘 보 내 새요 (Chuseok jal bo nae sae yo)! 

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