Boxes of fruits are put up for auction at the Garak-dong Agricultural & Marine Products Market in southern Seoul on Sept. 16 ahead of the Chuseok holidays.
During this year’s Chuseok holidays, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission has temporarily allowed public officials to send 200,000 won ($168) worth of agricultural and livestock products as gifts, normally capped at 100,000 won.
With food prices skyrocketing, many Koreans are rethinking their Chuseok holiday choices.
Models present seasonal fruits at Lotte Mart's Seoul Station branch in Jung District, central Seoul, on Wednesday morning. The discount store chain is holding events for sales of domestically cultivated grapes, peaches and figs from Aug. 6 to 12.
Employees at Hyundai Department Store in Pangyo, Gyeonggi, introduce baskets of seasonal fruit Wednesday, which will be offered before Daeseo, or the hottest day of summer according to the traditional Korean calendar.