Chuseok in Chessington

The King’s Centre was opened last year by Cliff Richard. It’s a multi-purpose venue in Chessington designed for the local community, with facilities for business meetings, conferences and sporting activities. The main users of the space are the Chessington evangelical church. But last Saturday evening there was a multicultural audience of Korean and Korean-British families, […]

Korea at the Thames Festival 2008

Those who experienced Korea’s input into the Thames Festival last year won’t want to miss out this year. As last year, the festival coincides with one of the most important holidays in the Korean calendar, Chuseok. This year we have performances from Last For One (above), probably Korea’s best-known b-boy crew and victors in the […]

Celebrate Chuseok with the Euro Journal

Celebrate Chuseok (추석), the Korean Mid-Autumn Festival. Chuseok, also called Hangawi (한가위: meaning “great middle”), is one of the two main holidays in Korea (the other being New Year’s Day). It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar Korean calendar. It is to celebrate a good harvest, and Koreans […]

Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo Korean Society

The Anglo-Korean Society celebrates Chuseok in an event at Asia House on Tuesday 16 September. Chuseok, or Harvest Moon Festival, is Korea’s main annual celebration and takes place on the 15th day of the Eighth Moon according to the lunar calendar. Usually described as a thanksgiving for a good harvest, its origins lie in ancient […]