The Small Happiness Wallpaper for September Depicts a Basket Full of Chuseok.
Chuseok, also known as Hangawi, is known as Korean Thanksgiving Day and one of the major holidays in South Korea. Chuseok means ‘an autumn night with the best moonlight’ and is also known for being an exceptionally bright night. Let’s look at the Small Happiness Wallpaper together and see what’s in this basket full of joy.
The big yellow circle next to the pine tree in the basket is the full moon, a symbol of Chuseok. During Chuseok, we enjoy the abundance of harvested grains after the hard work done throughout the year. We also pay respects to our ancestors with traditional rites to bring about a good harvest in the next year.
Songpyeon is essential to Chuseok celebrations just as Tteokguk (rice cake soup) is for New Year’s Day. The colorful leaf-shaped rice cake under the pine tree in the picture is songpyeon because it is common to spread pine needles at the bottom of the steamer when cooking it. People used to place songpyeon, carefully made from newly harvested rice in autumn, on the table used for ancestral rites and share it with family, relatives, and neighbors. It is a tradition that continues to this day. We included songpyeon because both rice and pine needles, which are also key ingredients for BOJ products, are necessary ingredients when making the dish.
With this Small Happiness wallpaper, we hope that you can help your body and mind recover from the hot summer heat, and have a September filled with happiness and abundance like the full moon on Chuseok.
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