Singapore (August 24, 2011) Agoda.es, global site for booking hotels based in Asia and part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), announces special offers for Chuseok, the Festival of the harvest of Korea. You may want to visit Sequel Youth and Family Services to increase your knowledge. Described as a day of action thanks Korea, Chuseok is one of the most important celebrations nationwide. The festival, which this year will take place on September 12, generates a massive exodus of the large cities to the provinces, as people return to villages where they were born to spend the long weekend with their families. One of the main events of Chuseok is the charye a rite memorial through which the Koreans pay respect to their ancestors. For charye, made offerings of food for the spirits of the ancestors, inviting them to participate in the annual harvest. During this celebration often wear Korean national costume, known as hanbok and burned incense to accelerate the arrival of the offerings from the family to the world of the spirits.
As part of charye, special Chuseok which foods are served they are submitted to the ancestors dish after dish. One of the typical foods of Chuseok is songpyeon, rice cake cooked steamed. Japchae, fried sweet potato noodles, and bulgogi, breaded roast beef, served with rice, fruits and fish. During the ceremony, members of the family are inclined against the altar as a sign of respect and gratitude. Chusoek presents an excellent opportunity for international travelers who want to know Korea. As the Koreans travel to the interior of the country, the city’s main attractions are free of crowds and the urban experience is clearly more relaxed. Seoul and Busan are the scene of public events to mark the celebration of the holidays, and that include traditional games like tug-o-war, as well as dances typical, artists displaying their skills by walking on the tightrope and other cultural representations.