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The time of the year when people go back to their ancestral homes to celebrate a good harvest, Chuseok is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in all of Korea. When you meet your family after a long time, especially during a celebration you greet them with all your hope, happiness and love. While greeting Happy Chuseok you have to know the right way to say it as people greet many greetings during the time. Korean greetings are very warm and always put a smile on both the giver’s and receiver’s faces. Saying happy chuseok or happy thanksgiving in Korean is of many different ways. If you ever plan on visiting South Korea during the time of the mid-autumn festival, you must know how to say Happy Chuseok in Korean.
Different Chuseok Greetings
Happy Thanksgiving In Korean
즐거운 한가위 보내세요.
Jeulgeoun hangawi bonaeseyo.
“I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving”
Jeulgeoun (즐거운) means pleasant and hangawi (한가위) means Korean Thanksgiving which also means Chuseok (추석). When people exchange this greeting, they wish the other person to have a great time during the festival.
“I wish you all the best”
Joeunil (좋은일) means good things and gadeukasayo (가득하다) means full. While exchanging this greeting, people wish each other good things not only for the period of the festival but for all the things in life. This is one of the ways to wish someone happy chuseok in Korean.
즐겁고 행복한 추석 보내시길 바랍니다.
jeulgeopgo haengbokan Chuseok bonaesigil baramnida.
“We wish you a happy and wonderful Chuseok”
Haengbokan (행복한 날) means happy, Chuseok (추석) means Korean Thanksgiving and baramnida (바랍니다) means to wish. This chuseok greeting is similar to jeulgeoun hangawi bonaeseyo but the difference is that this is a greeting from one family to another.
마음까지 넉넉해지는 풍성한 한가위 보내세요
Maeumkkaji neokneokhaejineun pungseonghan hangawi bonaeseyo.
“Have a full-hearted and generous Hangawi”
가족들과 함께 즐거운 추석 보내세요.
Gachokdeulgwa hamkke cheulkeoun chuseok bonaeseyo.
“Have a nice Chuseok with your family”
Both these phrases are used to wish the other person a happy Chuseok. They wish that the person has a great time with their family and friends and hope that only good comes to them.
밝은 보름달처럼 행복한 추석 보내세요.
Balkeun boreumdalcheoreum haengbokhan chuseok bonaeseyo.
“Have a happy Chuseok with a bright and full moon”
보름달처럼 마음마저 가득찬 풍요로운 추석 보내세요.
Boreumdalcheoreum maeummaja gadeukchan pungyoroeun chuseok bonaeseyo.
“Have a full-hearted Chuseok like the full moon”
A full moon is very important during Chuseok. It symbolizes a good harvest and families gather around and have a full moon and half-moon shaped songpyeon. That’s why people wish each other to witness a bright and full moon during the festival.
풍요롭고 여유로운 한가위 보내세요.
Pungyorobgo yeoyuroeun hangawi bonaeseyo.”
Have a rich and leisurely Hangawi.
People celebrate a time of good harvest and pay their respects to their ancestors. When you meet other people, you greet them with all these chuseok greetings and each makes the one being greeted feel blessed. Korean citizens have always found a way to keep their traditions alive and make sure that each new generation is kept in touch with their roots. Festivals like Chuseok are a way for youngsters to learn their family values and ways. With these happy chuseok greetings we wish them good fortune, health, and success in the following year and they do the same for us.