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Annual ChuSeok Korean Festival

ChuSeok means “autumn eve” in Korean, and is the name of the traditional harvest festival celebrated worldwide. APCC’s ChuSeok Korean Festival includes a fun-filled day of Samulnori drum dances, paper lotus flower making, Korean musical instruments, delicious food, and lots of fanfare! 


Asia Pacific Cultural Center will present their 4th Annual ChuSeok Festival virtually as a series of activities during the third week of September as Facebook Live events.  Each daily program will start at 11 a.m. and last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the activity. 

REGISTER TO WIN FREE Korean Culture door prizes.  Winners to be announced during the ChuSeok Facebook Live Events.

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The 2020 line up will be as follows: 

  • Sept 14:  Day 1 will feature Man Sung Performing Arts as they open the week-long series with dance and instruments ushering in blessings for the events. These dances will be done as the performers are walking around carrying various instruments and playing them to make sweet sounds. 
  • Sept 15:  Day 2 will teach the audience about varying Korean mannerisms. The presentation will take attendees back to their roots and teach the younger audience members about mannerisms and how to act appropriately and respect others as Korean.  These important lessons ensure that the Korean youth understand who they are as Koreans.
  • Sept 16:  Day 3 will include demonstrations, showcasing Korean Ink painting with Korean Mook Wha style.  Featured Artist Sun Watkin is a very talented Korean artist in the Pierce County community who is passionate about keeping Korean culture alive.
  • Sept 17:  Day 4 will feature Song Pyun rice cake making. Attendees will learn to make this very special dessert, a perfect fit for the Chu Seok festival.
  • Sept 18:  Day 5 … the final day … will close with a Tea Ceremony performed and led by Ms. Patsy Surh O'Connell and Friends. A well-fitting tradition to a wonderful celebration of APCC’s 4th Annual Chu Seok Festival Celebration.


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Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way | Tacoma, WA 98409
Telephone: (253)383.3900
Fax: (253)292-1551
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