Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Holiday (추석)!

Monday is 추석 (Chuseok), kind of like the Korean Thanksgiving — it's pronounced "chew suck" and I don't think I want to use EITHER of those words around Sis. Green right now!

Chuseok is the Korean harvest festival, and everyone get together with their families and has a big meal and visits their ancestral homes...and ancestors. It's also a time when a lot of folks imbibe in rice wine. Major holiday.

It's also kind of a mix of Memorial Day, too. The tradition is to visit the ancestral graves and clean up around them. Korean graves are pretty cool. Instead of holes in the ground like we're used to in the USA, they're buried in mounds so the cemeteries are all bumpy.

I'm not sure how much celebrating we'll be doing with Sis. Green being under the weather. There are a lot of people traveling, especially since it's a Monday holiday. We'll see. It should be fun, though, and may be a chance to wear my hanbok! We'll just have to wait and see!

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