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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 [...]

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 [...]