Saturday, October 03, 2009

Happy Korean Thanksgiving!

(For my mom and possibly a few new arrivals in Korea.)

Yeah, I'm sort of kidding. The only similarity between (Canadian) Thanksgiving and Chuseok is the approximate date. Perhaps they both reference the Fall harvest but Chuseok is mostly about ancestor worship which is completely alien to the North American holiday.

Koreans celebrate Chuseok by parking their cars on highways for up to twenty hours, I don't really see the fun in it but Korea is the country with the highest average numbers of hours worked and among the lowest in productivity so taking twenty hours to drive 400 km might be patriotic, I don't know.

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