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Local Governments Advise Against Hometown Visits and Travel During Chuseok

Local Governments Advise Against Hometown Visits and Travel During Chuseok

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The upcoming Chuseok holiday, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving and one of the country’s most celebrated holidays, is posing a significant hurdle to health authorities struggling to contain the fourth wave of COVID-19. This year’s three-day Chuseok holiday runs from Sept. 20-22, and it will be extended by an [...]

Chuseok Celebration Events Canceled Nationwide Due to Coronavirus Fear

Chuseok Celebration Events Canceled Nationwide Due to Coronavirus Fear

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Various folk events and festivals annually hosted by local governments on the eve of Chuseok, the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving, can hardly be seen this year, as they are now campaigning against small and large gatherings due to fears of coronavirus transmission. Authorities in provincial cities and counties nationwide [...]

E-coupons Most Popular Gift for Chuseok Holiday

E-coupons Most Popular Gift for Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of South Koreans engaging in so-called ‘untact’ (contactless) transactions, mobile gift certificates or e-coupons are gaining popularity as gifts for the upcoming Chuseok holidays. Lotte ON, Lotte Shopping Co.’s integrated online shopping website, conducted a survey of 3,000 customers, 50.1 percent of whom picked e-coupons [...]