Lunar New Year

This three-day holiday is one of Korea's most significant events. Many Koreans take the opportunity to return to their hometowns to visit parents and relatives in an ancestral ritual called Charye. Koreans also dress in the colourful traditional Hanbok during this season.



Chuseok, originally known as Hangawi, is a major harvest festival and three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Like many other harvest festivals, it is held during the Autumn Equinox. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of traditional Korean food such as Songpyeon, and rice wines such as Sindoju and Dongdongju.