Chuseok: The Korean Thanksgiving

The US isn’t the only country who celebrates a day of thanksgiving! For our Bellevue Korean restaurant, Thanksgiving is celebrated towards the end of September. It is around this time when Koreans observe Chuseok, a three day holiday of food, family, and remembrance.

Chuseok, which is sometimes called Hangawi, is similar in many ways to an American Thanksgiving celebration. It is a time when family gathers to spend quality time together, sharing traditional food and partaking of traditional activities. It is also a time when the burial mounds of dead relatives are visited and cleared of weeds. Though its origins are somewhat unclear, it can probably be traced back to ancient religious rituals involving the harvest moon. It’s the biggest and most significant of Korea’s holidays, so come by and celebrate it in style with Seoul Hot Pot!