Korean Tradition: Chuseok

Korean Tradition: Chuseok

Chuseok (추석)

Chuseok is commonly known in the West as, "Korean Thanksgiving," "Korean Harvest Festival," and "Korean Harvest Moon Festival." Chuseok is celebrated for three days in South Korea near the Autumnal Equinox.

The holiday is celebrated by visiting hometowns to honor ancestors. There are many dishes and drink that are enjoyed as well such as songpyeon and baekju. In the past, people also gathered together to play games together similar to wrestling and tug of war that would involve the entire village.

Today, Chuseok is celebrated with food, travel, and large family gatherings. LEEHWA is commemorating Chuseok with a special Chuseok Mask Set featuring the warm color of summer and cool color of winter; the perfect representation of the Autumnal Equinox.

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