Posted by: Yuri
I went to Koea for annual national holiday called "ChuSuk".
It is similar to "Obon" in Japan, but has different origin and quite similar to "Thanksgiving" in western culture.
It has the same idea of "Thank for the nature and ancestor" and has more complicated rules, manners and meanings in doing the traditional ritual called "Chare".
But it is simply; Familly gether around in first son's house and do "Chare" and talk about the family and the life and so on with big meal.
And after doing this, we visit other relatives' house and talk about our lives.
We do this at least twice in a year or more
On first day of the year by Lunar Calendar called "Sulnal" and "Chusuk"and anestor's passed-away day(but it depends on the family)
It is one of the most important holiday in Korea.
I really enjoy it and have fun with our families and relatives.
Posted by: yuri (September 24, 2008 1:22 PM)