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Title Chuseok (Korean National Holiday I)
Name Standardmold
Date Time/Hit 2006-09-27 10:17:00 / 1406
Bountiful Korean Thanksgiving Day, Chuseok

■ About Chuseok
Chuseok (the fifteenth of August by the lunar calendar) is one of the three biggest national holidays in Korea, together with "Seollal" (the Lunar New Year) and "Dano" (the fifth of May by the lunar calendar). Another name for Chuseok is "Hangawi." "Han" means great or large, and "Gawi" means "middle." This may reflect the fact that Chuseok/Hangawi is in the middle of the lunar month of August.
Chuseok on the 15th of August by the lunar calendar is often recognized by foreigners as the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day. Like the Thanksgiving Day of the United States, Chuseok is the day when families get together, express thanks to ancestors for a plentiful harvest and wish for another good year.


■ Traditional ceremonies of Chuseok
979829522_1392711618.54.jpg Beolcho(trimming weeds growing on and around the graves), Charye(an ancestral ritual service), and Seongmyo(visiting ancestral graves and making a formal bow of gratitude) are faithfully practiced today by a large portion of the Korean population.
Charye is an ancestral memorial service performed at home on the morning of Chuseok. At the altar for the ancestral ritual service newly harvested rice, household rice wine, and Songpyeon(half moon-shaped rice cake)are presented.
After the family has completed the ritual service, visits are made to ancestral graves, and Beolcho and Seongmyo are performed. Beolcho consists of trimming the grass and pulling out the weeds that have grown on and around ancestral graves over the span of the summer months. Seongmyo is the last ceremony of Chuseok. Families visit the ancestors’ grave and make a formal bow of gratitude.
Through these three ceremonies, the whole family pays their respects and give thanks to their deceased ancestors for the year’s harvest.


■ Songpyeon, the staple Chuseok dish
979829522_1392711629.14.jpg Songpyeon is the most famous staple Chuseok dish. Rice powder is boiled and kneaded to make the songpyeon dough, and is then filled with a sweet stuffing made of sesame seeds, beans, or chestnuts . The stuffed dough is steamed with pine needles, which add fragrance. It is believed that women who can shape the pretty half moon will marry good men, an old belief which encourages them to make Songpyeon with all their heart.

■ Ganggangsullae, the traditional game of Chuseok
979829522_1392711640.79.jpg Ganggangsulae is the traditional game in that women hold hands and dance in circles, singing “Gang-gang-sullae.” Ganggangsullae originated in 1592 during the invasion of Korea by Japan. It was then that Admiral Yi Sun-shin ordered the women of a nearby village to wear military clothes and dance in circles around the mountains, hoping to confuse the Japanese into thinking that the Koreans had a greater number of soldiers than in reality. Admiral Yi Sun-shin won the battle as a result of the strategy
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