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Jesa Ceremony, Seollal, Chuseok 15

How To Perform A Korean Jesa Ceremony

Jesa (제사) ceremonies are performed to honor the ancestors that have come before and paved the way for those that live today and the Lunar New Year is one time during the year that almost everyone partakes in the memorial rite.

Busan, Korea: Seollal, Lunar New Year, Charye Ceremony, Jesa Table Setting 12

How To Set The Table for Jesa

On Seollal, before anything else, family members awake very early to cleanse themselves and dress in nice clean clothes. They may even wear a Hanbok, a traditional Korean style of clothing. Next, the table will be set. The table setting varies from region to region and family to family, but there are some basic rules that are followed everywhere.

Busan, Korea: Seollal, Lunar New Year, Charye Ceremony, Jesa Table Setting 4

A Chuseok Charye Ceremony

This past week was Chuseok in Korea, a three day holiday celebrating the good harvest. Chuseok falls on the 15th day of the eighth month...

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Happy Chuseok

추석 잘보내세요! Happy Chuseok! Today is Chuseok in Korea. It’s similar to Thanksgiving in the States. Families gather to remember and say thank you to...

The New Year Started on January 23! 1

The New Year Started on January 23!

I arrived in Korea after a month away and immediately, after stopping home to unpack and pack again, took the KTX down to Busan to...