Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Many Festivals to Celebrate Korean Thanksgiving Chuseok

Chuseok has arrived again, bringing colorful festivals galore on palace grounds, amusement parks and street corners. For those having no time to visit friends and neighbors in their hometowns, consider going to these places to let off steam.

The five major palaces in Seoul -- Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Changgyeon, Deoksu and Gyeonghee -- will stay open during the holiday period to host a series of events. Performances will include samulnori, a traveling farm percussion troupe, a rope show and other folk plays on Sept. 25. Changgyeon Palace will present Songpasandae-nori, or a mask play to celebrate the full moon. Deoksu Palace will feature the same day Pyeongtaek Nongak-nori, or a farmer's song. Those wearing the traditional Korean attire hanbok get free admission during the holidays.

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