Costco Korea is CLOSED for Chuseok (Thursday, September 19, 2013)

September 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Enjoy your Chuseok festivities!

Enjoy your Chuseok festivities!

If you are a Costco Korea shopper and you need to do some shopping for your Chuseok festivities, you’ll need to get to Costco during the first part of the week, because all Costco Korea locations are CLOSED for Chuseok on Thursday (September 19, 2013).  Costco locations will also be closing early at 7 pm on Wednesday (September 18, 2013).

For those of you that are curious about what Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving,  is or how it is celebrated, here’s a little summary from Wikipedia’s Chuseok page, but you should visit the page to see what kinds of foods they eat and other information on the holiday.

Chuseok, originally known as Hangawi, from archaic Korean for “the great middle (of autumn)”), is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Like many other harvest festivals, it is held around the Autumn Equinox.  As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food such as songpyeon and rice wines such as sindoju and dongdongju. To see the overview of Chuseok in video, click here

It appears that Costco Korea will be open for normal shopping hours on Friday.

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4 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Allison // 2013.09.26 at 8:47 pm

    Costco in Korea put out their Halloween and Christmas items while they were closed for Chuseok.

    • 2 Kimberly // 2013.09.27 at 8:01 am

      @Allison – Is Halloween a big thing in Korea? Do kids go trick or treating too?

      • 3 Allison Louise Turner // 2014.02.23 at 6:47 pm

        Halloween is very limited in Korea. There’s no trick-or-treating and it’s mostly done in schools by foreign teachers.

  2. 4 Brian Beatty // 2013.09.15 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for the information about when Costco is closed in Korea. Will it be crazy Mon-Wed and should we wait to go Friday – or does it matter? We have off work all week and are trying to determine the best day to go.

    Thanks!

    Brian Beatty
    Seoul

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