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Office of International Programs celebrates Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving

AUBURN, Ala. – The Korea Center-King Sejong Institute in the Office of International Programs will celebrate Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving on Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Korea Center at Foy Hall. All Auburn University students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the celebration.

“The Korea Center’s Chuseok event offers an opportunity for the Auburn community to come together in celebration of giving to enjoy all the traditions of the Korean Thanksgiving holiday,” said Ellie Lee, Korea Center deputy director.

Chuseok is a major harvest festival and three-day celebration in which families and friends gather to prepare and share food and give thanks for their many blessings. At the Chuseok event attendees can expect servings of traditional Korean dishes such as bulgogi japchae (pork with an assortment of noodles and vegetables), jeon (fried pancakes), rice cakes and fruit. Also, the celebration of harvest is traditionally spent with entertainment and folk games including jeggi chagi (hacky sack).

The Korea Center-King Sejong Institute strives to provide Auburn University students, faculty and staff and the wider community with an avenue to better understand and connect with Auburn’s growing Korean and Korean-American population through language courses and cultural events.

Visit the Korea Center-King Sejong Institute website to learn more about their events throughout the school year.

(Written by Kalani Long)

Last Updated: September 06, 2019