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Giving thanks around the world
Chuseok is the Korean Thanksgiving Day and it is also called “Hangawi”. This event is celebrated on August 15th each year in the lunar calendar. At this time, there is plenty of fruit, grain, and so on, to harvest. So there is abundant food at Chuseok, more than at any other holiday. Activities include Ganggangsulae, the traditional women’s circle dance under the bright full moon, and tug-of-war. Typical traditional foods are Songpyeon (half-moon shaped rice cake stuffed with sesame seeds, sugar, sweet red bean or chestnut filling) and three colors of the vegetable dish, namul. But the most important part of Chuseok is the gathering of family.

*Thanksgiving Day-USA
Thanksgiving is one of America’s most important holidays. It falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Thanks giving day was started from when the British arrived to the new world. They want to celebration about successful settle and they wish thank to Indian who helped them a lot in so many ways. There are Turkey and a pumpkin pie as typical tradition foods. They prepare plentiful food and fruit following in their ancestors' footsteps. A lot of turkeys are killed at this time, so as a traditional event, the American president spares the life of one turkey.

* Mid-Autumn Day-China
Mid-autumn day means the fifteenth day of the eighth month by lunar calendar. Usually, people rest from work but it is not public holiday. In China, on this day Families eat Mooncakes as tradition food and enjoy the moon. Mooncakes are shaped like a full moon, and usually have yellow egg yolks in the center. One especially interesting point is that the mid-autumn day ceremony uses circular food and fruit, which looks like a full moon in the sky. This is because the circle means everything will come out all right.

Kim Gyeong-ah  wing1128@changwon.ac.kr

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