Giving thanks around the world
Celebrations in Korea
Chu Suk is often referred to as the Korean Thanksgiving. The festival is meant to celebrate the harvest season and honor elders. Families celebrate the holiday by holding memorial services at the grave sites of their elders and then gathering for a feast. Songp'yon, crescent-shaped rice cakes stuffed with sesame seeds, chestnut paste, and beans are common foods of Chu Suk.