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Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day

Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day

추석
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autumn
가을 (n)가을
autumn
가을 (n)가을
autumn
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moon
(n)
moon
늑대 인간은 보름달이 뜨면 나옵니다.
Werewolves come out when the moon is full.
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moon
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tug of war
줄다리기 (n)줄다리기
tug of war
줄다리기 (n)줄다리기
tug of war
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ganggangsullae
강강술래 (n)강강술래
ganggangsullae
강강술래 (n)강강술래
ganggangsullae
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ssireum
씨름 (n)씨름
ssireum
씨름 (n)씨름
ssireum
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hanbok
한복 (n)한복
hanbok
한복 (n)한복
hanbok
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cutting the weed around a grave
벌초 (n)벌초
cutting the weed around a grave
벌초 (n)벌초
cutting the weed around a grave
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15th of August of lunar calendar
음력 8월 15일 음력 8월 15일
15th of August of lunar calendar
음력 8월 15일 음력 8월 15일
15th of August of lunar calendar
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songpyeon
송편 (n)송편
songpyeon
송편 (n)송편
songpyeon
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ancestral rites
제사 (n)제사
ancestral rites
제사 (n)제사
ancestral rites
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taro
토란 (n)토란
taro
토란 (n)토란
taro
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visit to ancestral grave
성묘 (n)성묘
visit to ancestral grave
성묘 (n)성묘
visit to ancestral grave
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Hangawi
한가위 (n)한가위
Hangawi
한가위 (n)한가위
Hangawi
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long weekend holiday
연휴 (n)연휴
long weekend holiday
연휴 (n)연휴
long weekend holiday
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memorial service for ancestors
차례 (n)차례
memorial service for ancestors
차례 (n)차례
memorial service for ancestors
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Chuseok
추석 (n)추석
Chuseok
추석 (n)추석
Chuseok
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avatar KoreanClass101.com Thursday at 6:44 pm

Hi everyone 😄 Here’s some information about Korean Thanksgiving Day:

Both 추석 (Chuseok) and 한가위 (Hangawi) mean ‘Korean Thanksgiving Day’ but 추석 is more commonly used in Korea. Chuseok is consist of Chinese character, 秋夕, literally meaning ‘the evening of autumn’, while Hangawi is a pure Korean word meaning ‘the great middle of autumn’.

Many Korean people wear hanbok, the traditional Korean clothes, and eat songpyeon, the half-moon-shaped rice cake, on that day. Men play ssireum, the traditional Korean wrestling, and women perform the ganggangsullae dance in the night of Chuseok.

Do you want to learn more about Chuseok in South Korea? Then check out this Korean lesson:

Video Culture Class: Korean Holidays - Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2013/03/01/video-culture-class-korean-holidays-8-chuseok-korean-thanksgiving-day/

Hope this helps! ❤️️

Best Regards,
Kyejin
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar KoreanClass101.com Saturday at 10:33 am

Hi Katherine,

Glad to hear that the vocabulary list was helpful! You will see many situations in Korean dramas where the characters are celebrating Chuseok, so it is a good list to know! 😄

Hi Bridget,

Yes, the Chinese mid-autumn festival and Korean Chuseok have similarities and differences–the Korean Chuseok celebrates ancestors whereas the Chinese mid autumn festival celebrates the moon. But both are celebrated around the same time.

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClas101.com

avatar KoreanClass101.com Saturday at 10:24 am

Hi Jose,

Thank you for the positive feedback, all the way from Nicaragua! 😄

Cheers,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar Bridget Friday at 1:29 am

In China we call it mid-autumn festival, some traditions are similar but some are quite different. Thanks a lot for the word list and the video ! I’m so happy to learn more about this festival in South Korea and some related words and expressions.

avatar Katherine Angela Thursday at 2:40 pm

This is very helpful especially to those other nationalities whom really interested in Korean Culture. Thank you so much for the information. Really interested with your traditions and culture since I am a huge fan of K-drama and Kpop.

avatar Jose Thursday at 6:51 am

Thanks! greeting from Nicaragua, Huge fan here

avatar KoreanClass101.com Monday at 9:06 pm

Hi zakaria & LinguaJunkie,

Thanks for your comments!
We’re glad you liked the word list. 😄

Regards,
Claire
Team KoreanClass101.com

avatar LinguaJunkie Wednesday at 3:00 pm

This is pretty awesome - especially to learn about Korean culture! :thumbsup:

avatar zakaria Monday at 10:30 pm

Thank you so much for the useful information :thumbsup:
Thank you KoreanClass101 😇