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Monday, 25 September 2006

Upcoming holiday--Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving

Chuseok is a major holiday in Korea. People travel home during this period to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. Part of this involves buying gifts for family--this is where Korean retailers lick their lips with the amount of spending that goes on.

Here are some examples of gift sets that you will likely see if you come over to teach English in Korea during this holiday period.

Here are some gifts sets from the Hyundai Department Store:


How about 120,000w for eight mammoth sized Asian pears ($125US; almost $16US PER PEAR! These better be laced in gold for that price!!!)?


Costco is going all out...check it out:


We were there on the weekend and people were buying giftsets like crazy!

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