Happy Chuseok 2017.10.04

Today the Korean are celebrating Chuseok! Happy Chuseok everyone! According to the lunar calendar this year Chuseok is from October 3 – 5. Usually, the day before Chuseok people travel to their hometowns to gather with their family and celebrate … Continue reading

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Chuseok Wishes Park Si Hoo 2017.10.03

Today Park Si Hoo shared his Chuseok wishes in a letter on Sihoorang! Original Letter by Park Si Hoo: 여러분~즐거운 추석연휴입니다! 이번엔 정말 연휴가 길죠? 모처럼 긴 연휴에 다들 어떤 계획들을 세우셨는지 궁금하네요. 저는 이번 추석연휴는 스탭 분들과 함께 촬영장에서 … Continue reading

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Happy Chuseok 2015

Today, Sunday September 27, it is Chuseok day. Families will have started their morning with the ancestral rite ceremony, joined breakfast together after that, visited relatives and friends and spent Chuseok with playing and/or watching traditional folk games to celebrate … Continue reading

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Ganggangsullae In A Modern Setting

Professional dance group “Wangjaesan Art Troupe” performed Ganggangsullae on a modern choreography which I want to share with you as well. Credit: jxhensley@youtube.com, thank you! … Continue reading

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Ganggangsullae ~ Korean Song and Dance Tradition

The “Ganggangsullae” (강강술래) is a Korean song and dance tradition originating from the southwestern coastal province of Jeollanam-do and performed by females around Chuseok holiday on the brightest night of the full moon. As the full moon begins to rise … Continue reading

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Performances with Chuseok

Chuseok is also a time of performances. Of course, all in hanbok style. This video gives a small impression of these performances in Seoul. Credit: Lan Dalat@youtube.com, thank you! … Continue reading

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Sharing Gifts with Chuseok

Except for being busy with buying the necessary food for the ancestral rites ceremony, people are also looking for gifts for parents, relatives and friends during the week before Chuseok. This is part of sharing in the holiday spirit by … Continue reading

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Shopping for Chuseok

The week before Chuseok Korean families are busy with shopping. They go to the markets for freshly harvested products for the ancestral rites ceremony in the morning and the meal they are sharing together after this. This video shows a … Continue reading

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Chuseok Is Approaching

The Koreans celebrate Chuseok every year on August 15 of the lunar calendar which is now September 27 of the Gregorian calendar. The date of the Gregorian calendar differs every year. Chuseok is one of the biggest holidays in Korea … Continue reading

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Happy Chuseok!

Chuseok is the biggest holiday in Korea. This year it falls on September 8, giving people a five-day vacation from September 6 to 10. Chuseok is a time for reunions with families in a parent’s or older sibling’s hometown. People … Continue reading

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