Chuseok 추석 The Korean Thanksgiving Festival

Hi everyone its chuseok 추석 or Hangawi or korean thanksgiving festival here in korea, since this year chuseok falls in september 8 and korean goverment designed to have day off from 8-10 its like a long holiday, so mostly korean family go to their own hometown, held the ancestor memorial service "charye" to thanks their ancestor or just go for a family trip together.

And fortunatelly because of that i can go to seoul to have some korean cultural experience...

so today we decided to have a palace tour to Gyeongbokgung 경복궁  and Deoksugung 덕수궁 The four major ancient palaces in Seoul Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Deoksugung Palace  during the Chuseok holidays will offer free admission.

this is my few picture when we are at the gyeongbokgung, the architecture and the roof ornament are so pretty so sorry for spamming lot of picture only for the roof and attic design
there are some folk song and traditional dance performance at the back yard of the   deokgung palace around 3 o'clock  

And if you are going to korea during chuseok holidays, Korean Folk Village will held a wide range of events including traditional performances, folk games, a ritual called seongju-gosa (newly harvested rice is put in seongjudanji (a bowl) to give thanks for good harvest), and other activities for visitors to experience some of Korea’s customs. There will also be songpyeon (half-moon-shaped rice cake), baked beans, and other hands-on activities.

Though the official holiday period is from September 7 to September 10, many stores will be open on September 10. However, i recommend you to check the Korean Tourism Organization in advance during the Chuseok holiday or chuseok holiday schedule 
to make sure that your intended place are open during the chuseok holiday.

Have a nice holiday :)

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