Food figures prominently in the Ch'usok celebration in Korea.
Hallowe'en, as we know it, is mostly celebrated in North America and Great Britain. But other cultures have similar celebrations, with many of them rooted in Day of the Dead traditions.
In Airdrie's sister city, Gwacheon, they might celebrate a similar festival known as "Ch'usok", or Harvest Moon Festival. It is at this time that families thank their ancestors for the fruits of their labour. The family pays respect to these ancestors by visiting their tombs and making offerings of rice and fruits. The festival takes place in September or October and is marked by the rising of a full "Harvest Moon."
Western Hallowe'en traditions are starting to make their way to Korea. We found this great video of some youngsters celebrating in school. Love that even in Korea, there's a Harry Potter!