Monday, September 25, 2006
Chusok is Korean Thanksgiving. It is the biggest/most important holiday and Korea. It is a 3 day holiday day being the 6th of October this year, the middle of the 3 days. Chusok is a Lunar calendar holiday, so the date changes every year. The school is doing all sorts of activities for the holiday. One day last week, all of the kids were getting dressed up in their Hanboks, and playing traditional drum music for a photo, or such. I'm not sure exactly, but the kids seemed to have fun.They also made some traditional Chusok deserts: solpyun(?). It is a rice cake dumpling with a sweet filling. They were making it with sweet potato and other things. Sesame seeds are always included. They steam them, often with pine needles for flavoring.