Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Chuseok (추석) 2014: Events
One of the most popular holidays in Korea is Chuseok (추석), the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving in Western cultures. This year Chuseok will take place from September 7 to September 10, one day longer than the standard 3-day Chuseok holiday.
Though the official holiday period is from September 7 to September 10, many stores will be open on September 10. However, tourists are recommended to double check the operating hours in advance during the Chuseok holiday. This is the list of Chuseok holiday schedules and hours of operation for some of the tourist sites and shops in Korea.
One must remember that all museums are open and so are the palaces and in some cases - free entry during Chuseok is a trend. Places like Namsangol, Deoksogung etc. hold various performances for foreigners. Restaurants - big and small are close on the first day of Chusek and its falling on 8th Sept. this year.
Visit Seoul Global Centers website or Korea Tourism website to lear more on what's happening!