You might be able to readily identify what the third Thursday of November is, but what about the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar?
To Koreans, this time is called Chuseok, also known as Hangawi. And as big as Thanksgiving is in the U.S., Chuseok is huge in Korea. It’s one of the country’s most significant holidays of the year, and could even be called Korean Thanksgiving.
Chuseok translates to “autumn eve” and is, at its core, a harvest moon festival nodding back to Korea’s traditional agrarian roots. It usually falls sometime in late September to early October (this year it’s Sept.