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National Cemeteries to Close During Chuseok Holiday to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

National Cemeteries to Close During Chuseok Holiday to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — National cemeteries will be closed during the upcoming Chuseok holiday to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the veterans affairs ministry said Wednesday. From Sept. 18-22, visits to 11 national cemeteries across the country will be restricted, according to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Chuseok is [...]

Gov’t to Dole Out Cash Handouts to Ordinary People Before Chuseok Holiday

Gov’t to Dole Out Cash Handouts to Ordinary People Before Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said Thursday the government plans to provide another round of emergency relief funds to people hit hard by the pandemic before next month’s fall harvest Chuseok holiday. The country plans to provide 11 trillion won (US$9.4 billion) to people in the bottom 88 percent income [...]

Convenience Stores Release Luxury Gifts for Chuseok Holiday

Convenience Stores Release Luxury Gifts for Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Convenience store operators are competing over rather unusual luxury gifts with the Chuseok holiday just around the corner. Stores expect that consumers will replace gifts with luxury goods as many are bound to spend the Korean Thanksgiving holidays indoors and engage in so-called ‘revenge spending.’ GS25 released a 2.03-carat [...]

Nearly 1 mln to Travel by Air During Chuseok Despite Gov’t Advisory

Nearly 1 mln to Travel by Air During Chuseok Despite Gov’t Advisory

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 million people are expected to travel by air during the Chuseok fall harvest holiday despite the government’s advisory asking people to remain at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19, transportation authorities said Monday. The Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) estimated that some 963,000 people will use [...]