today’s holiday: Chuseok

Chuseok

This fall harvest festival is marked on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and is a major national holiday in Korea. On Chuseok, many people travel to spend the holiday with their families. Koreans begin the day with a religious service, then visit the graves of their departed family members and clear away the weeds and grasses around the tombs. Customary activities include wrestling for men, a women’s circle song and dance called Gang-gang-sullae, and, in rural areas, a cow or ox game in which men or boys in cow or ox costumes visit houses and beg for something to eat. More… Discuss

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