Happy Chuseok


Today is the start of the Korean holiday Chuseok. Chuseok, or ‘Mid-Autum Festival’ is one of the three most important holidays in Korea.

Korean businesses and schools will be closed for three days, the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September.

Although Chuseok’s roots are largely agricultural, in present-day Korea the festival is a time for people to visit family, eat traditional food and make offerings to deceased ancestors.

There are roughly 50,000 Koreans who call New Zealand home. Before the Covid19 border closures, New Zealand was a popular destination for Korean tourists and international students.

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