Here comes Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)…

13 September 2019 is Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) in South Korea and this is one of the important traditional festivals for Koreans. I have talked about the Chuseok gifts that Koreans may buy in the blog post dated 2 February 2015.  Let’s talk about some more interesting customs about the Korean Chuseok in this blog post. Continue reading

Korean gift-giving customs – Spam as a premium gift

I would like to start a series of posts relating to Korean gift-giving customs.  In this gift-giving series,  I will set out the appropriate types of gifts for different occasions according to Korean customs and explain the rationale or history behind.   Today is the first post in the series and it’s about giving canned food as a premium gift in South Korea.

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