Tag Archives: Chuseok

An Embassy Thanksgiving

The closest Korea gets to Thanksgiving is Chuseok, which was celebrated earlier this fall. You can check out my previous posts on this here and here. This was the first Thanksgiving that I have missed and haven’t been with my family. It’s been difficult with all of these holidays and being so far from home, […]

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Thanksgiving Desserts at the Chuseok Table

We celebrated Chuseok (Korean: 추석) this weekend. As I said in my previous post, Chuseok is known as “Korean Thanksgiving” since it’s Korea’s autumn harvest festival that also commemorates the ancestors with the gathering of family and the consumption of large quantities of traditional foods. This year, Thanksgiving was November 26 and Chuseok was September […]

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Chuseok (Thanksgiving) in Korea

This past week we celebrated Chuseok (Korean: 추석). This is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. When I ask students to describe Chuseok, the easiest way to describe it is “Korean Thanksgiving”. My host family invited me to […]

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