Today, I write about Chuseok. It is Korean’s special holiday. It has great meaning to Korean who are an agricultural people. It celebrates the result of hard work of that year. At Chuseok night, there is a full moon. It means bearing fruit also.
Everyone in our family gets together to grandparent’s house at Chuseok. In there, I can meet all of my family who live far apart. I arrived at house, I pay my respects to the old people at home. And I talk to my younger cousin and play with them.
(they are my cousin)
And we help mothers to making Chuseok foods. Advantage of the day is eating a lot of delicious food. Our family don’t have memorial service for ancestors. But we make delicious Chuseok food like Kalbi, Songpyeon, Jeon. Also, eating ripe fruit (pear, apple, persimmon) is so happy. Songpyeon is a half-moon-shaped rice cake is eaten at Chuseok. I made it personally when I was child. There is an old tale that women who make beautiful Songpyeon will marry good men in Korea. Sometimes I couldn’t make it well, I thought I’m lucky because I’m a boy. After dinner, our family get together to talking each other and watching TV program. When I was young, we had played Yunnori and other games together. It is missing, but I like Chuseok. Because my relatives give me allowance. I feel affection of Korean family at the moment.
In the past, Chuseok was anniversary of rich year. But Korea is becoming rich and industrialized country today. So, we don’t celebrate rich year anymore. Why don’t we abolish that day? In the Past, all family lived in one house. But nowadays, nuclear families are much more common. So today, I think Chuseok means everyone in family gets together and shares feeling of each other. We can feel family’s love at Chuseok. Therefore, Chuseok is necessary holiday for Korean.
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