Hello everyone! Today is 추석 (Chuseok). It’s basically the Korean Thanksgiving. It’s a festival celebrating the harvest. People usually travel to the cities and towns where older relatives live. Many of my students go to their grandparents’ house.
One traditional dish served on Chuseok is 송편 (Songpyeon). Songpyeon is a chewy rice cake (떡) filled with a sweet filling. My favorite kind had chesnuts and brown sugar in it. You can also get them with other fillings such as sweetened red beans.
For Chuseok, people wear 한복 (Hanbok). Hanbok is the traditional Korean clothings worn for special occassions. Wikipedia has a nice overview of the history of hanbok. By the way, that’s a long O and an A like in father. So it sounds more like hanboke. I said it incorrectly for a long time because of the weird Romanization of the word.