Three events that can be enjoyed by families will be held in Seoul to greet the Chuseok holiday.
1. The “Banquet of Chuseok,” Seoul Baekje Museum
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 14 (Sat.), the Banquet of Chuseok will be held throughout the plaza, lobby, and auditorium of the Seoul Baekje Museum. At the Experience Zone, visitors can participate in making badges and traditional mask necklaces, as well as pounding a rice-cake dough with a mallet. There will be a photo zone, as well, where visitors can take photos in costumes of Baekje’s royal family or Baekje’s army with the rampart as the backdrop. In the Play Zone, visitors can enjoy various traditional games with their families, including archery, Korean wrestling, kicking jegi, yut, and throwing beanbags. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., a samul nori troupe will deliver a 30-minute performance for starting on each hour. All programs are free of charge for visitors of the museum.
2. The “Banquet of Chuseok,” Seoul Museum of History
From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 14 (Sat.), traditional cultural performances, folk games, and various participatory programs will be available at the Seoul Museum of History. The Pungmullori & Ganggangsullae, a program held to share this year’s richness, gratefulness, and happiness, will be open to all audiences. In the lobby on the 1st floor of the museum, the Pyeongyang Art Company will deliver a performance to allow visitors to enjoy folk songs. Participatory programs include making a lampshade, playing with slime, making a worry doll, and a magic bubble show. A diverse array of folk plays will be held as well.
3. “Greeting Chuseok in Mrs. Gyedong’s House,” Bukchon Culture Center
In celebration of Chuseok, Bukchon Culture Center will be holding various experience programs, games, sharing, and performances from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 14 (Sat.). Visitors can participate in making a full-moon lampshade with hanji (50 spots), making songpyeon (5 sessions, 10 people per session), and playing folk games like yut, gonggi, baduk, and tuho. At 1 p.m., songpyeon, a representative Chuseok delicacy, will be distributed with tea (for 200 people, as supplies last). From 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., visitors can listen to a solo performance of gayageum against the serene landscape of the traditional Korean house. All programs are free of charge.