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What is Chuseok? 추석 Korean Harvest Festival 3 day celebration where people travel back to their hometowns During this time, Koreans pay respect to their ancestors Feast of traditional Korean food Originally known as “the great middle” Held every year on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month

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Foods eaten during Chuseok

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Bulgogi One of the dishes provided today! Marinated Beef Literally “Fire Meat” Marinated first before cooking with soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and garlic Cooked with onions and mushrooms Originated in the Goguryeo Dynasty and was a popular dish served to kings 블고기

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Chapjae 잡재 Stir fried noodle dish Vegetables include spinach, carrots, mushrooms, bellflower root Use to be a popular royal dish served to kings

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송편 Songpyeon Dessert like food eaten during the holiday Rice Cake (dok) Usually crescent shaped Steamed over pine needles

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Ancestral Worship Performed during the morning of chuseok Time for visitation of ancestral graves Offerings are made (food, drink, harvest) An Offering table is set up

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Chuseok is the time where thanks is given to ancestors for a successful and plentiful harvest Prepared food and fruits are first offered to the ancestors before family consumes the food

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Clothing Worn during Chuseok

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Hanbok is the traditional Korean clothing worn during Chuseok The clothing is very loose and comfortable The top part of the garment is called the “jeogori” which is worn by both males and females The males wear pants called “paji” while the females wear a skirt known as the “chima”

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Happy Chuseok 2009!

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Chinese Moon Festival

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aka "zhongqiu jie", Mid autumn festival, Lantern festival, Mooncake festival one of the two most important Chinese holidays (the other being Chinese New Year) held on the 15th day of 8th lunar month every year the most representative food is the mooncake end of summer harvest season is celebrated on this date there is the long standing tradition for family and friends to gather and admire the round harvest moon together Chinese Moon Festival

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What is a mooncake? Chinese pastry eaten during the Moon Festival Very popular gift given between family and friends during the festival Usually filled with lotus bean paste (there are other fillings as well Contains yolk(s) to symbolize the round moon Thin crust Very rich and heavy therefore eaten in small slices and served with tea

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Legend of The mooncake China was once ruled by Mongolians during the Yuan Dynasty People from the previous Song Dynasty tried to plan a revolt They did not know how to organize the revolt when the Mongolian king was watching every move they make However, the Moon Festival was right around the corner and they decided to stick messages inside the moon cakes As a result the revolt was successful Today, people eat moon cakes to commemorate the event

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Mid Autumn Festival Stories

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Story of Chang Er 嫦娥 Many versions Fell in love with an archer named Houyi One day 10 suns bloomed out of the sky causing great distress to earth Houyi, a skilled archer, shot down 9 of the sons and became king

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Houyi became king as a result As time passed, Houyi became tyrannical He ordered an elixir to be made that prolongs life Seeing this, Chang Er takes the pill and eats it Houyi, angered, attempts to shoot Chang Er with his arrows Chang Er escapes and flies up to the moon instead Chang Er (continued)

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According to legend, the Jade Rabbit accompanies Chang Er in pounding medicine for the gods It is said that 3 fairy sages once disguised themselves as pitiful old men who went to a monkey, a fox, and a hare for food. The monkey and fox had food so they offered some to the old men. However, the hare did not have any, so he just threw himself into the fire to offer the men his flesh. The fairy sages were so touched that they took the rabbit and let him live in the Heavenly Palace and from then on he was known as the Jade Rabbit. The Jade Rabbit

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Moon Festival 2009 @ OMA

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Lunar Calendar 8th Month 15th Day 2009 Date: October 3

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Chuseok 2009 Korean Thanksgiving

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Songpyeon Korean Rice Cake

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A Time for family….

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Happy Asian Thanksgiving 2009

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