Our Northern ancestors

During Korea’s Chuseok, which falls on the 15th day of August on the lunar calendar, there’s a mass exodus of people out of Seoul, as families return to their rural roots to pay homage to ancestors past. Highways are flooded with cars, and an hour’s drive can easily become three or even four times that during the first and last day of the holiday. Traffic has become as much a part of the ancient tradition as rice cake and liquor.

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