추석 Chuseok

안녕하세요 여러분! I’m preparing for this year’s KLPT but I’m still bot sure if I’ll be able to take the test, I’m still not satisfied with skills that is. It’s 추석 in Korea now, it’s like the Thanksgiving but it has a deeper meaning into it. So I’ll be explaining my thoughts on this national holiday.

Back in 2008, that was the first time I experienced 추석. My mom told me that it’ s a national holiday and they have to go to the province for a 가족끼리 모임. I really had no idea what kind of holiday it was back then and my mom confused me a lot with her explanation. So I eventually found out that 추석 is a celebration of harvest in Korea. They celebrate this for 3 days with their family. Usually people go down to their provinces at these times like I said so the highways/roads are pretty bundled up with cars stuck together and from what I heard from my stepdad that it takes 10 hours ot more to get to their destination because of the heavy traffic.

In 추석 the families pay their respect to their ancestors by offering them food and also thank them for the blessings and they also pray. They go to the cemetery to offer some food for their deceased family members mostly to the elders and do rituals and such. This is kind of similar to our country’s All Soul’s Day when we go and pay our deceased loved ones at the cemetery and the roads are clogged up because of the people.

I don’t think we have a national holiday that’s similar to 추석. I remember my mom telling me that she had to do all the cooking and preparations since she’s the wife of the eldest son of the family. Aigoo.

For further explanation of 추석please visit Transparent Korean and TTMIK.^^

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My electronic dictionary is acting strange right now TT_____TT i hope it can be fixed tomorrow.

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