Sok: A Korean Thanksgiving
Sok, the Korean thanksgiving day, is the most
famous traditional event in Korea. The 15th day of
the eighth lunar month is called Ch'u Sok
(the harvest moon) or Hangawi.
Sok is a time to give thanks for
autumn harvests and be together with your
is a time to give thanks for autumn harvests and be
together with your family.
wake up early on this day. We wear Korean
traditional clothing called a hanbok. A
hanbok is pretty and elegant. The roundness
of allthe Hanbok shapes shows the Korean
character. The Korean character is harmony,
simplicity and honesty.
we perform an ancestor worship ritual. We offer our
ancestors food from the harvest. Families visit the
graves of their ancestors to bow and clean the area
is one main food we prepare on Ch'u Sok. It
is a crescent-shaped rice cake. We make
songpaen in our families and play folk games
such as Kanggang Sullae (an ancient circle
dance) and Farmer's Musical Band.
and Celebrations of the the
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