Celebrate Chuseok in South Korea
Celebrate Chuseok in South Korea
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.

Chuseok is one of the most important festivals in South Korea
Chuseok is one of the most important festivals in South Korea

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

Namsangol Hanok Village: a village to remember the past and traditions.
Namsangol Hanok Village: a village to remember the past and traditions.

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) become a specialty during the Korean holiday period
Various types of jeon pancakes (pancakes) become a specialty during the Korean holiday period

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: an important dish during the Chuseok festival
Songpyeon: an important dish during the Chuseok festival

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.