Now that Thanksgiving is close and I see themed blog posts pop up everywhere, I get conscious about the fact that we don't have a holiday of similar impact in my home country (Switzerland) and thus the meaning of Thanksgiving has, for me, totally been absorbed by the Korean Chuseok holiday instead.
Chuseok: The Korean "Autumn Eve" Thanksgiving
The Korean festivities of Chuseok take place much earlier during the year than the American Thanksgiving and aren't all that similar - but still, it's the closest equivalent I know of and it is often called the Korean Thanksgiving.
The word Chuseok means Autumn Eve. Like all traditional Korean holidays, it's celebrated according to the lunar calendar and falls on different days on the Western calendar each year.Read More