Chuseok (추석) also known as hangawi (Korean Thanksgiving Day, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. It is one of the biggest and most important holidays in the Korean calendar along with Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day). This year, Chuseok falls on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
How to Celebrate Chuseok in South Korea
Chuseok is a public holiday in South Korea, traditionally Koreans visit their hometown to celebrate with their families, eat traditional food and make offerings to ancestors.
The signature foods prepared for Chuseok are such as songpyeon (송편), Jeon (전) and Hangwa (한과). Songpyeon is one of the essential dishes for Chuseok. These half-moon shaped rice cakes filled with sweet fillings such as sesame seeds, honey, chestnut paste and red bean paste. Jeon, often translated as "pancake’’, is a nice snack when spending time with family during Chuseok. Made with ingredients such as meat or fish, mushrooms and other vegetables which are soaked in egg, flour and fried. Hangwa are traditional Korean sweets that are usually made from powdered grains such as rice, mung beans and more.They are decorated with various colours and textured with patterns and taste delicious. The most popular Hangwa for Chuseok are Yakgwa.
Chuseok is also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day. Another Chuseok tradition in modern-day Korea is that of gift-giving. Koreans will present gifts to not only their families, but also to friends and business partners to show their thanks and appreciation.
Celebrate Chuseok at Glam Touch K-Beauty Shop
This year, to celebrate our first K-Beauty shop we want to invite you to join us and experience traditional Korean culture and celebrate this special day with the gift of great skin. Meet our team of K-Beauty experts in tradional Korean Hanbok. Traditional Korean rice cake and sweets will be served as complimentary at our Soho Shop.
Free Gift with Purchase during the Chuseok Event
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support. When you visit our Soho or online store and make a purchase over £20, you will receive a Bokjumeoni, the Korean lucky pouch, filled with deluxe skincare samples.
Date: 20-26 September 2021
Venue: Glam Touch K-Beauty Shop
59B Greek Street, London, W1D 3DZ
Time: shop opening hours
COVID-19 Safety Requirements
We ask for your cooperation in following all UK government guidance for COVID-19 safety at the time of the event. Spaces are limited to allow for social distancing where necessary.
We can’t wait to see you and celebrate this special day with you!