Koreans Celebrate Chuseok (추석)
Over the weekend, Koreans everywhere celebrated Chuseok (추석). The three-day holiday also known as Korea’s Thanksgiving is held every year around the Autumn Equinox. To honor the harvest, Koreans visit ancestral hometowns and feast on traditional foods like songpyeon and dongdongju.
In modern South Korea, there is a mass exodus on Chuseok as South Koreans return to their hometowns to pay respects to the spirits of their ancestors. People perform worship rituals early in the morning, then visit the tombs of immediate ancestors to clean the area and make offerings of food, drink, and crops.