Corporate / Lifestyle
Chuseok holidays September 21st, 2007
By Kia BUZZ Editor
Kia BUZZ Blog Editing Team
To the readers of Kia BUZZ,
The editing team of Kia BUZZ blog will be taking a break from September 22nd to the 26th in honor of the Chuseok holidays. Before we go though, we thought we’d briefly introduce the holiday, which is similar to Thanksgiving Day. Chuseok is one of the most important holidays in Korea. The word itself means ‘an autumn evening’ or ‘late evening.’
For Koreans, Chuseok represents a very festive time of the year with lots of events, traditional games and the exchange of gifts. During the holiday, families traditionally make crescent-shaped rice cakes called ‘songpyeon’ which have a savory filling and welcome guests into their homes. City dwellers trek to their hometowns armed with presents for their parents. Families pay respect to their ancestors by clearing family grave sites, offer food to ancestors and enjoy big feasts.
The Kia BUZZ blog editing team also plans to visit family members and express our gratitude for all that we have. We’ll be back on September 27th.
To learn more about Chuseok and its ancestral memorial service, click here.