Gyeongnam province announced that in line with the government’s Chuseok holiday highway toll exemption policy, free tolls would be implemented on some private roads managed by Gyeongnam Province during the Chuseok holidays this year for four days.
Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving Day, is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea. Family members from near and far come together to share food and stories and to give thanks to their ancestors.
“Freedom, that’s one word to describe it all,” said Airman 1st Class Shamika Williams, 8th Force Support Squadron career development technician. “We still have room to grow, but that’s the start of it. Once we were all set free and given equal rights as others that made it possible for us to reach that progresses what we’re trying to import.”
Tteokguk, or rice cake soup, is a traditional New Year’s Day food thought to bring good luck (energy of yang) and longevity. The length and shape of the rectangular garaetteok rice cakes, which are the key ingredient of the recipe, reflect this fortune.
When you walk around Korea, you will quickly see the passion for food spilling over from stalls lining the street and small restaurants full of people noisily slurping noodles or preening away at a dish with chopsticks.