I just saw the episode where Inchul gives the "gangster's wife" employee a bonus and told her it was for all her hard work as well as for Thanksgiving. I thought that was curious. It must certainly not be the Thanksgiving we celebrate. Does anyone know about the origins of Korea's Thanksgiving?
It's called Chuseok, and I believe it is a national holiday of thanksgiving like ours. And like ours, its origins are in thanks for the harvest. The Korean American community in Chicago just celebrated it back in September, and I was there (I sort of crashed the party, but not really--I had a second-hand invitation).
Three cheers for Chusok!! Thanks for sharing that Lucy, and what great fortune for you to be able to attend. I really hope Korean Americans maintain this tradition, especially the part where attention to elders and ancestors is paid. I fear if I had the pressure of making beautiful songpyon, however, I would most definitely produce ugly daughters! Ha!