During this Thanksgiving holiday, everyone gathers with friends and family, and thanks their ancestors.
29 Aug 2019
Celebrated on September 13, 2019 (15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar), Chuseok is one of the most important festivals in South Korea. During this Thanksgiving holiday, everyone gathers to spend time with friends and family, and to thank their ancestors.
Visit South Korea during this Chuseok period and experience traditional culture across the country. Here are some guides for activities, culinary delights, and places to stay during Chuseok.
Visit Namsangol Hanok Village
A popular destination during Chuseok, visitors can take part in activities such as wearing hanbok, traditional tea ceremony and playing traditional Korean games.
Jeon, Korean Pancake
Various types of jeon pancakes (pancakes) are eaten during the Korean holiday period. Jeon is made by mixing selected ingredients (seafood, vegetables, meat) with a light dough made of flour and eggs.
Songpyeon (Korean Rice Cake)
Songpyeon is an important dish at any Chuseok gathering. Steamed over a bed of pine needles, these rice dough balls are filled with nuts, chestnuts, kidney beans or other nutritious ingredients.