Explore Music Hosts 2019 Chuseok Festival | Webster University

Explore Music! Welcomes Chuseok: a Korean Harvest Festival presented by the Gateway Korea Foundation

2019 Chuseok Korean Festival posterSaturday, September 28th

12:00 - 4:30 PM

Community Music School of Webster University
535 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, MO  63119

Chuseok, originally known as hongawi meaning "the great middle of autumn," is a major harvest festival and three-day holiday celebrated in Korea. Occurring on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, Chuseok is a celebration of the good harvest - when Korean families visit ancestral hometowns, enjoy songs, dance and folk games, and share a feast of traditional foods and rice wines.  

Presented by the Gateway Korea Foundation, the 2019 Chuseok Festival will run for two days.  The program on Saturday, September 28th is presented in collaboration with the Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University and on Sunday, September 29th, the celebration moves to the St. Louis Art Museum for "Passport to Korea." Some of the activities during the weekend include:

  • Korean Traditional Foods - Preparation & Sampling
  • Holiday Costumes
  • Traditional Games
  • Korean Dance - Traditional to K-Pop and Gangnam
  • Traditional Songs to Modern K-Pop
  • Taekwondo Martial Arts
  • Traditional Musical Instruments
  • Calligraphy
  • Korean Alphabet Demonstrations
  • Kite Making
  • Crafts

This is a FREE event with free parking on Saturday at the Garden Plaza Parking Garage located down the street from the Community Music School at 554 Garden Avenue.  

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