Chuseok holidays for the TTMIK teachers

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안녕하세요! Last week was 추석 in Korea. What is 추석? If you already know about it, you will be able to learn more about what people actually do during the 추석 holidays in Korea. And if you don’t already know what it is, it is a traditional holiday that is celebrated somewhat like Thanksgiving but very differently in many ways.

Three teachers at TTMIK, 경은, 현우 and 석진 are all from different hometowns. 경은 is from and therefore spent her Chuseok holidays in Seoul. 현우 went to Gwangju and 석진 went to Pohang. Find out how they spent their holidays in their respective hometowns by watching their videos!

감사합니다.

Download 석진’s video here
Download 현우’s video here
Download 경은’s video here

Chuseok holidays for the TTMIK teachers
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  • caddie

    안녕하세요!

    와! 한국에서 추석기간에 휴가는 삼 일 있어요. 너무 부럽네요. 우리나라에서 추석에 휴가는 하나도 없어요. ㅠ ㅠ…그래서 하루를 쉬거나 퇴근한후에 축하해요 .
    한국 사람들이 추석에 moon-cake를 먹어요? 우리나라에서 추석에 보통 가속과 저녁을 같이 먹어요. 식사 후에 티비를 보면서 moon-cake를 먹어요.밤에 보통 아이들이 놀려고 등들을(lantern) 들고가요.

    제 문장이 실수 있으면 고쳐 주세요.

    감사합니다!!! ^-^

    • kian

      Hi five =) In our country, we eat mooncakes and carry lanterns too. Sadly, 추석 is not a public holiday here too…

      Thank you 석진 씨, 현우 씨, 경은 씨 for these videos! It’s very interesting for us to watch how you celebrate this special occasion in your hometown~

      And get well soon, 현우 씨!

    • caddie 🙂
      한국에서는 moon-cake을 안 먹어요. 대신 송편( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songpyeon) 을 먹어요. ^^ 한국에서도 추석 날에는 가족들이랑 시간을 보내요.

      *한국은 추석에 쉬는 날이(휴가가) 삼 일 있어요? 너무 부럽네요.
      *우리나라는 추석에 휴가가 하나도 없어요. (쉬는 날이 하루도 없어요.)
      *우리나라는 추석에 보통 가족과 저녁을 같이 먹어요.
      *보통 아이들은 밤에 놀려고 손전등을 들고 나가요.

      Good job!!! 😀

    • kian 🙂
      I didn’t even know what the mooncake was. XD In korea, 추석 and 설날 are the public holidays!!

      Thank you for watching these videos! 😀
      한국어 공부 화이팅!!

    • caddie

      경은씨가 제 문장을 고쳐서 정말 감사합니다. ^-^

      좋은 하루 되세요! ^-^

  • 기범

    안녕하세요 !
    —————-
    추석 –> thats sound really interesting ,, i hope we have something like that in our country lol !!!!
    is 추석 one day in the week ? i dont know how to say it !! kkk

    감사합니다<3

    • 기범 🙂
      Thank you for watching it. 😀
      Where are you from? You don’t have any Thanksgiving day in your country? 🙂

  • 안녕하세요

    추석 소개해서 너무 감사합니다, 이 비디오를 보구 정말 즐거워요.
    부모님 하구 시간이 보내기 필요해요.

    • raminsu 🙂
      안녕하세요. 맞아요!! 부모님하고 시간 보내기! 아주 중요한 일인 것 같아요. ^^ 부모님하고 시간을 자주 보내세요?

      *추석 소개해서 너무 감사합니다. -> 추석 소개해 줘서 너무 감사합니다.

    • 사실은 저 부모님 하고 집에 살아요 그래서 부모님에서 어딘가 가고 싶어요!!

    • 부모님과 함께 가고 싶어요? 아니면 부모님으로 부터 떨어져서 어디 가고 싶어요? ^^

  • great videos, keep it up, you make a great job, thanks

    • Thank you for watching!! 😀 Have a nice day!!

    • Andra

      The phone number is from Romania ,right?It’s a orange number:))
      I’m romanian too!!And the biggest fan of this website..:D
      Sorry if I’m wrong…

  • Well I can say about Chuseok in korea is like people from their homes come back to
    their hometowns to celebrate their holidays with relatives and grandmother(s) &
    grandfather(s) and ancestors. Chuseok in korea is when the autumn comes & only celebrates once a year. They harvest food like various of fruits and do the ritual to show gratitude to the ancestors for giving protection for them. Then, they take a visit to their ancestors’ tombs. Also, visiting relatives and greets them for not seeing them for a while… 제가 그래요?

    But here in Malaysia, we also do Thanksgiving but a little lot different from those thanksgiving in other countries. Instead, we do celebration of “Hari Raya Aidil Adha/korban” (Festival of Sacrifice or Greater Eid) which show our gratitude to god for giving us sustenance until nowadays which we are still alive. The festival which is commonly called as Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, sacrifice, and thanksgiving for being able to afford food and housing. In Eid celebration of traditional setting, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, by slaughter. The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family eats one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbours, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift. That’s are some more about it. ^_^

    • BelieveInMiracles

      WoW…I think you’re a muslim,right?
      Thanks for sharing that.
      ^_^

    • ^^

    • 완 🙂
      Wow You know everything about 추석! That’s cool!! 😀

      Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving day!

  • the last part of 현우씨’s video is very “harry porter” alike, if you want to watch 석진’s video, click this magic box, else 경은’s video click that magic box 😀

  • Taey

    정말 재미있어요. It is interesting to learn about special holidays like Chuseok in Korea and Hari Raya Aidil Adha/Korban in Malaysia. The Thanksgiving holiday in the States seems somewhat different. People in the States usually do not talk about celebrating the holidays by also expressing gratitude towards ancestors or paying respects to a Creator. Respect given to God I know happens before the Thanksgiving feast when everyone takes a moment to pray over a meal and thanks God for all blessings (i.e the feast, family, and other good fortune).

  • 와! 비데오들을 좋아해요!

    석진 씨, those landscapes are beautiful.
    제가 언젠가 한국에 가고 싶어요.
    한국은 너무 아름답기 같아요.

  • Brian

    These are all excellent videos! Seokjin, I was especially impressed with your journey. It seemed like the hike to your ancestors burial ground was four hours one way?

    Thanksgiving here in USA is a bit different. I think the main difference is that we give “thanks” for what we have, whereas in Korea the focus seems to be honoring ancestors. This is one of the most interesting differences between the cultures. Here in the US we don’t have these sorts of rituals to honor our ancestors.

  • 기범

    안녕하세요 kyeongeun choi 언니 !! ^^
    —–
    저는 쿠웨이트 왔어요 🙂 as i think we dont have something like that lol… kkkk

    thx ,,

  • Ana

    Amo saber sobre as coisas sobre a Coréia… e cada vez eu fico mais facinada com tudo que eu leio e vejo. É maravilhoso! É fantástico!

  • Nancy4366

    I’m not saying Christmas makes any sense. It doesn’t. But like any other holiday, families just need a reason to get together. It’s part of psychological health to just go see family once or twice a year. In religion there’s a lot of things we’re told to believe, and things we decide to believe. All reason aside. Regardless of cultural differences, most cultures have family-time holidays like this. Hey, if the Chinese can pray to a Kitchen God to send a good word to Jade, the Emporer for more elbow power (hope I got that at least 50% right) and people in the USA believe a man died “for our sins” (even though he never knew we were ever going to be born and our “sins” had not been committed yet / who decided we were going commit sins anyway?) – I suppose (compared to all that) this holiday is much much more understandable.