Tuesday, September 13, 2011


On September 12th Koreans celebrated Chuseok. This is Korea's Autumn Harvest/Thanksgiving holiday! Koreans usually leave the city to gather with their relatives that often live in the shigol or countryside. Together they share delicious food as they celebrate this time of harvest while paying respect to their ancestors and enjoying family time. They eat a sticky rice cake type of food called songpyeon.

Photo courtesy of: cafe.naver.com

For the Chinese/Taiwanese and Vietnamese, they celebrate the Mooncake or mid-Autumn Festival on the same day (the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar).  Their food of choice is the mooncake!

Photo courtesy of: www.sinica.edu.tw

I hope you enjoyed your holidays and are happy back at work today! Oh joy, yes.

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