Korean gift-giving customs – Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)

Like the American Thanksgiving, Chuseok (추석 – Korean Thanksgiving) is considered as an important festival by the Koreans and family members gather together to celebrate this festival.  Chuseok falls on August 15 of the lunar calendar and its purpose is to celebrate the harvest.  In South Korea, there is a 3-day national holiday for Chuseok and many people go back to their hometown to celebrate it with their family members.  People also buy gifts for their family members and close friends. Continue reading