Chuseok is celebrated in many ways in South Korea. People are visiting their families, cooking traditional dishes and eating even more food than usually. In the south of the country, the town of Jinju is decorated by a 14-day lantern festival. There are plenty of similar festivals in Korea, but probably the largest and the most famous is the Namgang Yudeung Festival in Jinju. We were invited to enjoy this event by Kevin and Soonhee, a couple we met when they stayed with us in Prague over Couchsurfing.
And of course, there are food stalls everywhere and we can’t resist. We are still not able to name the Korean specialties, so we just point our finger to everything we want to taste. The international cuisine also has its place here, so you can try German sausage, French pancake or Turkish honey.
The peak of the whole show was a street artist in a chicken costume that was tirelessly singing the popular Korean songs and made the audience dancing.