Chusok

Starting on September 14 (this Sunday), Koreans will be celebrating Chusok (choo-sock) which is a 3 day Harvest Festival.  According to Wikipedia, in modern day Korea “during Chuseok there is a mass exodus of Koreans returning to their hometowns to pay respects to the spirits of one’s ancestors. People perform ancestral worship rituals early in the morning. They often visit the tombs of their immediate ancestors to trim plants and clean the area around the tomb, and offer food, drink, and crops to their ancestors. Harvest crops are attributed to the blessing of ancestors.” 
Songpyeon, a crescent shaped rice dish that is traditionally served during Chusok.  Here is a recipe if anyone is interested in trying it out (if you do, please comment on what you think of it!) 
I was planning on doing some canning this weekend, perfect to celebrate the harvest – and perhaps we can do another Korean feast.

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