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Chuseok

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Chuseok is the Korean version of the Chinese Moon Festival and is held at the same time on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month – around mid-September for the rest of us. This version has lost some of it’s mysticism in the move and is much more a celebration of a good harvest and a time to get together with family and feast! If you don’t live in your home town Chuseok is the time to visit, not just to feast with the living but also to pay homage to the spirits of your ancestors.

Chuseok originated around 2000 years ago and as well as the harvest feast a month long cloth weaving competition was held. This has been forgotten but different places in Korea have retained differing local traditions, such as Lion dancing, tug of war contests and mini Olympics.

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