Harvest Holidays Are Here

Hard to believe it but Chu-seok is upon us once more.  Korea’s Thanksgiving/ Harvest Festival follows a lunar cycle and it has not quite been a full calendar year since last time but close enough.  Full moon falls on Wednesday I am told.

The week ahead will be marked by a near-empty shipyard, closed restaurants and tales of traffic bedlam as people drive across the nation to be with their families.

As I mentioned this time last year, Chu-seok is a time for exchanging gifts, many on a food theme.  The local shops have indeed been offering presentation packs of everything from shampoo to shrimps and – still to my mild amusement – Spam.  Last year I was admonished for not providing photographic evidence; this year here it is.  Happy holidays everyone.

Give Spam…