This is my 12th Chuseok and I’m not going to post about what we do during Chuseok. I did that several times already and last year, I posted about what happens before, during and after Chuseok.
This year, we’re celebrating Chuseok from September 7 to 9. The actual day is on September 8. How do people greet each other on this special holiday in Korea? Here are a few Chuseok greetings that you can use for your Korean family or friends…
í’ìš”ë¡œìš´ í•œê°€ìœ„, ê°ì‚¬ì˜ ë§ˆìŒì„ ì „í•©ë‹ˆë‹¤.
(pung-yo-ro-un han-ga-wi, kam-sa-ui ma-eum-eul jeon-ham-ni-da)
*Bountiful thanksgiving, sending my thanks to you.
ì˜¬í•´ì—ë„ ê°€ì¡±ê³¼ í•¨ê»˜ ì¦ê²ê³ í’ì„±í•œ í•œê°€ìœ„ ë³´ë‚´ì„¸ìš”.
(ol-he-e-do ka-jok-gwa ham-ke jeul-geop-go pung-seong-han han-ga-wi bo-ne-se-yo)
*Have a fun and bountiful thanksgiving with your family this year.
í•œê°€ìœ„ ë°ì€ ë³´ë¦„ë‹¬ì²˜ëŸ¼ ë„‰ë„‰í•œ í•œê°€ìœ„ ë³´ë‚´ì„¸ìš”.
(han-ga-wi bal-geun bo-reum-dal-cheo-reom neok-neok-han han-ga-wi bo-ne-se-yo)
*Have an ample thanksgiving like the bright full moon.
í’ìš”ë¡œìš´ í•œê°€ìœ„ ë³´ë‚´ì‹œê³ , ê°€ì •ì— ì›ƒìŒì´ ê°€ë“í•˜ì‹œê¸¸ ê¸°ì›í•©ë‹ˆë‹¤.
(pung-yo-ro-un han-ga-wi bo-ne-si-go, ka-jeong-e u-seumi ka-deuk-ha-si-gil ki-won-ham-ni-da)
*Wishing you an bountiful thanksgiving and a home filled with laughter.
Chuseok is also known as Hangawi in Korea.