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Celebrate Chuseok at the Korean Folk Village Updated: 2019-09-13 09:28:28 KST

The Korean Folk Village, just south of Seoul, is the place to go to learn about traditional Korean ways of life, and today they're celebrating Chuseok in a special way.
Our Kim Jae-hee is there, and she joins us now.
Jae-hee what's happening down there?

Hi Devin. As you can see, it's packed -- Koreans and foreign tourists here to see the authentic beauty of old Korea.
The Korean Folk Village is located in the city of Yongin, just outside of Seoul, and it's definitely worth a visit.
It's is a living museum -- even the convenience stores and souvenir shops are built in the traditional style with tile roofs.
This is a three-day event called "Chuseok is Here."
Tomorrow there will be a range of traditional performances, and lots of activities to participate in.
Just a few minutes ago we saw a performance of farmers' music,… and on the other side there are several traditional games for kids to try.
Right now you can see kids jumping rope and playing the popular folk game 'Yut Nori.'
In a few minutes there'll be a traditional wedding ceremony, and as they wait, visitors can also go horseback riding for only five thousand Korean won, which is a little over four U.S. dollars.
Now let's take a listen to what the visitors have to say.

Now there's also a market place not too far away, where you can taste traditional Korean food such as Kimchi jeon, and beverages like sikhye, a sweet Korean rice juice. Devin?

Sounds like a lot of fun, not to mention educational. I see you're also wearing hanbok.
Are there a lot of people dressed up down there?

Yes, Devin, I'm wearing hanbok, but there some who are dressed as 'Seonnyeo,' which is a Korean fairy.
Some are even dressed as 'Jeoseung saja,' the Korean version of the grim reaper.

This is partly because of a stamp challenge that's going on.
Visitors get a badge if they collect all three stamps for accomplishing three different missions, and to get the upgraded badge, you have to try on different costumes.
Wearing costumes can also get you a discount on the entrance fee.
That's all I have at this hour, but there are all kinds of events lined up for tomorrow as well, so be sure to stop by before the holiday ends.
Back to you, Devin.
Reporter : jhee@arirang.com
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