Chuseok holiday events this week for expatriates

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Chuseok holiday events this week for expatriates

Being an expatriate over Chuseok can be a lonely experience, but the Seoul Metropolitan Government has arranged a couple of events this week designed to introduce the various activities and customs of Korea’s harvest holiday to the city’s foreigners.

The Seoul Global Center on Taepyeong-no, central Seoul, will hold an event called “A Place of Harmony” on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., where expatriates can learn how to wear hanbok (traditional Korean attire) and make songpyeon (rice cakes filled with sesame seeds and honey). Participants will also learn how to set the ceremonial table used to honor ancestors and play traditional games such as jegichagi.

The Gangdong Global Migrant Center will hold a singing contest for about 100 marriage immigrant women living in the district at 2 p.m. on Friday, along with some traditional games as well. Migrant centers in Geumcheon, Yangcheon and Ichon will also have similar programs this week. For more information, visit or call (02) 2075-4130.

By Kim Hee-jin []
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