In the Winds


Chusok!
September 16, 2008, 7:02 am
Filed under: Korea
Last Friday we celebrated Chusok at SLP.  It is a holiday similar to Thanksgiving in which Christians give thanks to God and Buddhists give thanks to ancestors.  Families come together for shared meals and simple gifts.  At school it is the tradition to have children show respect for elders/teachers by bowing.   In class we played “Chusok games” and ate special foods.  It was a fun and sugary day at the school.  Here are a few pictures that I hope will give you a flavor….
Liz was lent a traditional Korean Hanbok to wear for the morning festivities

Liz was lent a traditional Korean Hanbok to wear for the morning festivities

(thanks for sending the coffee, Pam!)

(thanks for sending the coffee, Pam!)

One of Liz's classes in traditional clothing

One of Liz's classes wearing traditional clothing

Bowing ceremony in the auditorium

Bowing ceremony in the auditorium

Students from one of Eric's classes

Students from one of Eric's classes

Just like in America, every student has a unique personality

Just like in America, every student has a unique personality

Lucy is holding sticks that we used for the Chusok game

Lucy is holding sticks that we used for the Chusok game

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Man, those are some cute kids!

Hey, wait a second… where is the picture of Eric wearing a traditional Korean Hanbok!?

Comment by Darren

I never heard – did you guys find a Church in SK? Did you celebrate this event with believers? “Christians give thanks to God”…

Comment by Phil Wicklund

So who do the Muslims and atheists and …etc give thanks to? Do they have pluralistic multicultural issues?

Comment by Ron B (DAD)

The kids are SO CUTE! My sister just announced that she is adopting from S. Korea–I’m excited for that!
Liz’s coffee reminded me–anything I can buy and send to you guys, that’s hard to get? I’d love to do that, if you have something in mind.

Comment by Linnea

What’s with all the peace signs???

Comment by Mom Kurtz

Reminds me of the Japanese kimono. Fun taking part in the culture!

Comment by saspinall

Response to other posts: The people doing peace signs are their version of our “cheese.” I have a friend who’s from Japan and they ALWAYS do that in every posed picture. And where IS a pic of Eric in the traditional dress? I’m with you, Darren.

Comment by saspinall

What beautiful pictures of the waterfalls!

Comment by Sharon Aspinall

love the traditional costume liz- miss you girl. Head to Sudan shortly!!!! Saw Jen and Dan last week for dinner it was a ton of fun!

Comment by Tara

I miss the Liz with coffee in hand look. It’s strangely comforting to know you’re still a coffee addict

Comment by Heidi




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