Sunday, October 4, 2009

Korean Thanksgiving Day

Like what I've said on my previous post, this week Chuseok is on weekend. There's always 3 days holidays on this occasion but this year it's on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It's until today. Some people didn't bother themselves to visit their family who live in very far places because the holiday is too short. That's alright though because it means less traffic and less pollution. But there was still heavy traffic but there aren't many cars and accidents as what happened on the previous occasions.

Like what we always do every Chuseok, we visited my in law's and stayed in their house for 2 nights and 2 days. We arrived there late at night and we left yesterday afternoon but we arrived home at night. We cooked lots of food like different kinds of "namul" (vegetables and sprouts) and "jeon" (fried food), steamed fish and soup that is always prepare every occasion like Chuseok or seollal. People usually make "seongpyeon" (half-moon shaped rice cake) specially those in the provinces but my mother in law just bought some in the supermarket which made my father in law angry because she bought much. We also usually prepare daejigalbi (sweet and sour pork) but this year we had sokogi (beef) and ogyeopsal (thick samgyeopsal or friend pork) instead.

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