Moon, first lady give regional specialties as Chuseok gifts

21-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Koreaherald | 5:02 AM Print This Post

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook sent out regional specialties as Chuseok gifts for about 15,000 people, including front-line health care workers fighting COVID-19, according to Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday.

The presidential couple favours locally produced foods when giving official gifts for major holidays.

Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 7 unveiled this year's Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) gift set to be sent by President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook to around 15,000 recipients ahead of the annual holiday. Shown here is one of the two sets to be sent featuring a bottle of the traditional liquor Cheongmyeongju and rice from the nation's eight provinces.

Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 7 unveiled this year’s Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) gift set to be sent by President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook to around 15,000 recipients ahead of the annual holiday. Shown here is one of the two sets to be sent featuring a bottle of the traditional liquor Cheongmyeongju and rice from the nation’s eight provinces.

This year’s gift boxes consisted of rice from Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province; Yanggu, Gangwon Province; Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province; Yesan, South Chungcheong Province; Iksan, North Jeolla Province; Naju, South Jeolla Province; Sangju, North Gyeongsang Province; and Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province.

Also included were bottles of rice liquor or honey from Chungju, North Chungcheong Province.

Compared with past years, the packaging has been drastically reduced and now consists entirely of paper.

In addition to health care and quarantine workers, the gift boxes were delivered to senior leaders, patriots, veterans and low-income households.

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