Monday, September 19, 2005

Chuseok 추석

It was Chuseok in Korea yesterday. They always tell me that Chuseok is just like Thanksgiving. Not being American, I have no idea if that is true or not. To me, Chuseok seems like Christmas. Koreans travel to their hometowns to spend time with their families. If they are really traditional, like my family, then they will take time to make offerings to their ancestors.

The worst thing about Chuseok is trying to get through the traffic if you want to leave Seoul. The best thing is catching the subway in Seoul. There is no one else on it! Unfortunately anywhere you would want to go is closed...

Happy Chuseok to my friends in Blogland. Have a Songpyeon 송편 and enjoy!

San Nakji for President!


Oricon Ailin said...

Oh yes, it does sound a lot like Thanksgiving. Here in the States, we get together with family on Thanksgiving, and it's a time to give thanks for the things we have in life.

It dates back to the Pilgrim's and when they gave thanks for having made it through the harsh winter and the horrible first year they were here in this country.

BUT...come Thanksgiving, (which is the Thursday right after my wedding), I'll put up a nice post about the holiday.

San Nakji said...

Cool, look forward to it.

flowerful said...

I returned to work from the laziness during holidays. This Chusok was very short.