Photo Post: Chuseok 2016
Chuseok is one of the most celebrated holidays in Korea. I was told this 3-day holiday is Korea’s version of Thanksgiving. The holiday is usually celebrated by visiting family members and friends and honoring their ancestors. It is also a time to celebrate the fall harvest after a period of hard work.
The holiday takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar (fall equinox). The day before and the day after the 15th are also a part of the holiday celebration. This year’s holiday fell on Wednesday, September 14th through Friday, September 16th giving us a nice 5-day weekend.
Before the kids took off for the holiday with their families they had a fun celebration at school with lots of yummy treats and fun activities. Here are a few photos from our pre-Chuseok celebration.
Aren’t they just the cutest? In case you are wondering about their attire, this is traditional Korean clothing called hanbok. Both the boys and girls have a jeogori on which is the jacket/top. The wrap-around skirt that the girls are wearing is called a chima. The baggy pants the two boys have on are called baji.
I hope everyone enjoyed the photos! I am hoping to get a summer recap post done of all our shenanigans here over the past few months so be on the lookout for more!