Different Foods for Chuseok Holiday
Soon, it is Chuseok, one of our biggest holidays. But did you know?
Like us, China celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, and Japan also celebrates Obon festival at this time of year.
Guess what tasty foods these three countries enjoy in these times.
Koreans eat Songpyeon on Chuseok.
It is a half-moon shaped rice cake made with rice and grain harvested that year.
The Chinese eat mooncake, a round-shaped traditional Chinese snack.
In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion.
Thus, family members share them to wish the completeness and unity of families.
During Obon festivals in Japan, people enjoy a colorful traditional Japanese snack called Dango.
Three to five Dango, or sweet dumplings made from mochiko(rice flour) are often served on a skewer.
All three countries eat different foods, but they have one thing in common: the whole family gathers together to honor the ancestors in this season.