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The memory of Chuseok

The memory of Chuseok

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Chuseok is a great holiday for Korean people. It is the time for thanksgiving, respecting ancestors and reconnecting the family. I had the chance to see Chuseok holiday when I was in Korea in 2009. I had a one month stay […]

President Moon’s Chuseok wishes:  vibrant economy, fair society, peaceful Korean Peninsula.

President Moon’s Chuseok wishes:  vibrant economy, fair society, peaceful Korean Peninsula.

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in expressed hope Wednesday for a “fair country” in his public message to mark Chuseok, one of the biggest traditional holidays in Korea. “I hope it can be a country that is fair to all of us,” he said on the eve of the four-day Chuseok holiday period. This year’s Chuseok, the […]

Koreans opting for hotel stays over Chuseok

Koreans opting for hotel stays over Chuseok

Jin Hyon-ho, a 41-year-old father of two daughters, is currently busy surfing the internet, looking for better hotel packages for the upcoming Chuseok holiday. “After visiting my parents and parents-in-law, I plan to have a one-night stay in a hotel with my family,” said Jin, who often stays in hotels during traditional holidays. “Staycations during […]

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Only women are forced to perform domestic labor during the Chuseok holiday, according to a survey by the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Monday. The foundation conducted the survey of over 1,170 people on sexist customs practiced on the major holiday, which falls on Sept. 24 this year. Over 80 percent of female respondents […]

Exhibition gives new views on Chuseok ritual table

Exhibition gives new views on Chuseok ritual table

With the time-honored Chuseok holiday around the corner, there are new suggestions to update the traditional table set for the ceremony to pay tribute to ancestors.  Cultural foundation Arumjigi is holding a display of those ideas.  The display has three parts: ritual culture, ritual table and ritual cutlery.  Korean families set up ritual tables during Chuseok. […]

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