Chuseok, Harvest full moon
Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day, is one of the biggest holidays in Korea. Family members from near and far come together to share food and to give thanks to their ancestors.
Many Koreans visit their hometowns to spend time with their family. The holidays also provide a good opportunity to enjoy traditional cultural experiences throughout Korea.
The most significant food that represents Chuseok is songpyeon. Songpyeon is prepared with rice powder that is kneaded into a small ball size, and then filled with sesame seeds, beans, red beans, chestnuts, or other nutritious ingredients. When steaming the songpyeon, the rice cakes are layered with pine needles to add the delightful fragrance of pine tree. It is an old tradition for the entire family gathers together to make songpyeon on the eve of Chuseok. An old Korean anecdote says that the person who makes beautifully shaped songpyeon will meet a good spouse or give birth to a beautiful baby.
Korea Textile Tour October 16-26, 2017 is all set. I am excited to leave for Korea and make lots of memories!