Chuseok Celebration: A Holiday for Giving Thanks
Korean Cultural Center of Chicago
9930 S. Capitol Dr.
Wheeling, IL 60010
Chuseok, which is often referred to as the Korean Thanksgiving, is one of the most important Korean holidays. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar. During Chuseok, Korean families travel to their hometowns, and they hold charye, memorial services during which they offer newly harvested rice, alcohol, and songpyeon, half-moon rice cakes, to their ancestors. After the charye, they enjoy a meal together before going to their families’ burial sites to pay their respects by weeding and cleaning the graves. Koreans also visit friends, and they take part in folk activities such as ganggangsullae, a Korean circle dance, and ssireum, Korean style wrestling.
Event Cost: $5, presale only.
Event Times: 2-4 p.m.
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Neighborhood: North/Northwest Suburbs