Dan has been the English preacher at a local Korean church since May. It was totally a perfect time to start this new ministry for him and for our family. We are being loved well at this church and I even have a special name. They call the pastor's wife "Samonim"... which is the honored wife of a teacher who is a motherly figure. This has taken some getting used to because the other church we attend does not even acknowledge that I am a pastor's wife at all. This is a very different experience for us and I am really learning a lot. I will share some thoughts on all of that at some point. Right now I am still processing.
We were informed last weekend that a big Korean holiday was coming this weekend. It is the biggest holiday in South Korea and it is called Chuseok.
It is the Korean Thanksgiving.
Since I am learning I thought I would share some things I have found.
The whole country takes 3 days off to celebrate!
Count me in!!!
Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving is also known as "Han-gawi" or "Mid-Autumn Festival"
It is one of the most important holidays in Korea and celebrates harvest time.
This year it falls on September 7th-9th.
For food links for this holiday you can check out...
A recipe for a traditional "rice cake" or "Songpyeon"
A small collection of easy recipes for the holiday
Another cool blog with videos...
this one shows the traditional dress and how to make the rice cakes in video form