Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Chuseok (추석)!!!

Happy Chuseok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chuseok (추석) is a huge Harvest Festival and a 3-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th  day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, it's held around the Autum Equinox to celebrate the good harvest, usually Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean Food.

One of the major foods prepared and eaten during the Chuseok holiday is songpyeon (송편) a steamed rice cake.

Doesn't it look good?
Jesa (제사) is the name of the ceremonial table set on Chuseok.

There are several kinds of ancestor rituals such as gijesa (기제사), charye (차례), seongmyo (성묘), myosa (묘사)

A variety of folk games are played on Chuseok to celebrate the coming of Autumn and rich harvest. Village folk dress themselves to look like a cow or a turtle, and go from house to house with a band playing music.
No that you know a lil more about Chuseok......... I just have to say... Happy Chuseok and Enjoy!!! 

 -Gisela V.

No comments:

Post a Comment