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Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

Third of Koreans to Travel Long Distances to Visit Hometowns During Chuseok

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A third of South Koreans are traveling long distances to reach their hometowns for the Chuseok holiday this year, a survey revealed Friday. The findings, based on calls made to 9,000 households across the country by the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), showed that a further six out of 10 [...]

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite being away from home, South Korean soldiers deployed overseas enjoyed the Chuseok holiday by staging various meaningful events with local people, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday. This year’s Chuseok, the Korean autumn harvest celebration and one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, falls on [...]

Royal Palaces, Museums to Offer Free Admission Throughout Chuseok Holiday

Royal Palaces, Museums to Offer Free Admission Throughout Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Chuseok is the traditional Korean autumn harvest celebration, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Koreans visit their hometowns for ancestral rituals and spend time with their families during the holiday. But if you’re planning to spend the Chuseok holiday in Seoul, visiting royal palaces and tombs, national [...]

Korean Men, Women Still Perceive Gender Equality Differently

Korean Men, Women Still Perceive Gender Equality Differently

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite growing awareness of gender equality among Koreans, the equality gap between men and women during the traditional holidays remains wide, a recent report has shown. According to an online survey of 2,000 citizens conducted by the Seoul Foundation for Women and Family during this year’s Lunar New Year [...]

Processed Food Tops Online Sales for Chuseok Holiday Gifts

Processed Food Tops Online Sales for Chuseok Holiday Gifts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Koreans are purchasing Chuseok holiday gifts online instead of going to a brick and mortar store. When it comes to fresh food, however, consumers still prefer to make purchases in person. Lotte Mart reported that holiday gifts accounted for 8.1 percent of total online [...]

Chuseok Celebrations Held in Neuchâtel of Switzerland

Chuseok Celebrations Held in Neuchâtel of Switzerland

SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Swiss city of Neuchâtel held an event featuring traditional Korean performances for locals and Korean immigrants in celebration of the Chuseok holiday. The Chuseok event also coincided with the 20th anniversary of the opening of the city’s botanical gardens. The overarching theme of the event was the “relocation [...]

No Holidays for S. Korea’s Leading Semiconductor Facilities

No Holidays for S. Korea’s Leading Semiconductor Facilities

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) –Choi Geon-wu, a 39-year-old SK Hynix employee, will not be able to visit his family over the Chuseok holidays because of the nature of his work, ensuring the safety of an industrial complex that produces semiconductors. Choi works as a firefighter at SK Hynix’s Cheongju factory, and is the first [...]