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A guide to ChuseokChuseok is a festival with a rich history and tradition
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▲ Chuseok is a time of coming together and sharing. Photo courtesy Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

This year the Chuseok holiday will take place from September 14 till 16.

Over the years The Jeju Weekly has aquired quite a selection of articles that talk about Chuseok and its history and traditions. Here we have collected some of these articles so you can quickly educate yourself about what exactly Chuseok is and what exactly happens during the festival.

History of Chuseok

Interested in learning about the history of Chuseok? In this article Nobert Neff looks at how Chuseok began as well as the history behind its unique traditions.

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1930

▲ Chuseok has always been an occasion for families to gather. Photo courtesy Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Chuseok on Jeju

While Chuseok is a holiday celebrated throughout Korea, there are still some things that Jeju does differently. In this article, Darren Southcott explains what makes Chuseok on Jeju special.

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=4910

▲ Six beautiful examples of Charye food. From top left, seaweed and fish gaeng, star-shaped ujjik, neureumjeon, gosari chae, pork jeok, and yangha chae. Photos courtesy Agricultural Research and Extension Services of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Chuseok food

Now for the best part! As with most holidays, during Chuseok food plays a major role in the celebrations. This article takes a look at a type of food served during Chuseok know as Charye and explains what exactly it is.

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=3504

Chuseok with a Korean family.

These four writers were lucky enough to spend Chuseok with a Korean family. This article gives you an inside look into how different Korean families may spent Chuseok.

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=3532

How has modern life changed chuseok?

Of course modern life and the spread out of families accross Jeju, Korea and even the world has had effects on how time is spent during Chuseok. This article looks at some of these changes.

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1926

▲ A Jeju-style grave. Photo Courtesty Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Chuseok Traditions

No holiday would be the same without some traditions. Here are some things that happen around chuseok.

Beolcho

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1928

Yut-nori

http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1150

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