At our Seattle Korean restaurant, we have two Thanksgiving celebrations. There’s the American Thanksgiving that we all know and love, and there’s the Korean Thanksgiving of Chuseok. This celebration, observed in late September, is a three day event where families get together, share good food, and remember the people who came before them.
Chuseok is quite similar to the American Thanksgiving. It is traditional around this time to gather with your extended family for some quality time. They eat traditional food and engage in traditional pastimes, the most important of which is visiting the burial mounds of dead relatives and tending to their upkeep. Though the origins of this holiday are unclear, it can most likely be traced back to ancient religious rites centered around the harvest moon. It’s the most important native Korean holiday, so come by and celebrate it in style with some good food at Seoul Tofu House!