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Chusok: Celebration of Autumn Harvest

By Yang Sung-jin


Chusok, a.k.a. Korean Thanksgiving Day, is the most important traditional Korean holiday. Every year it falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month (Oct. 5, this year) and is a celebration of the autumn harvest.


Most Koreans will visit their hometowns and their family grave sites while dealing with another holiday tradition  traffic. At this time of year, all expressways and other roads are moving parking lots. 


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