Happy Chuseok!

Chuseok is a traditional Korean holiday, and one of their most important celebrations.  It lasts for 3 days and is an important time to gather with family and to honor their ancestors, and give thanks for the abundance in their lives.  For this reason, it is sometimes called Korean Thanksgiving by Americans.

The streets of the city are pretty well deserted as most families are together at home, although I hear traveling the highways is beyond nightmarish this weekend.  Most restaurants and shops are closed.  Walking around our neighborhood today felt like wandering through a ghost town.
Our lovely neighbor dropped yesterday and left us some delicious food she prepared, including songpyeong, a traditional Chuseok rice cake. 

The girls wore their hanbok today to Mass.  

Which is just a tad bit better than the epic fail when they wore them on Easter:

Happy Chuseok, everyone!