Chuseok

Chuseok, also known as hangawi, is a public holiday in North and South Korea, and is observed on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the traditional Korean calendar, which is a lunisolar calendar and changes each year in the Gregorian calendar.

Chuseok is one of the most important festivals which many scholars believe it may originate from the ancient celebrations of the bountiful harvest moon. Chuseok is a holiday for the family union, and many people work outside will go back to their hometown to meet families and friends.

Chuseok is also a festival for people to perform ancestral worship rituals, and people will visit and clean the area of the tombs of their immediate ancestors during the festival. 

The celebration of Chuseok is a three-day holiday in South Korea, and one-day holiday in North Korea. Songpyeon and Hangwa are popular Korean traditional food that people eat during the festival.

The following is the list of Chuseok in South Korea from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
ChuseokSep 21, 2021Tuesday
ChuseokSep 10, 2022Saturday
ChuseokSep 29, 2023Friday
ChuseokSep 17, 2024Tuesday
ChuseokOct 06, 2025Monday

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