North Koreans on their favourite holiday: 'We celebrate even in the bad times'

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All Koreans celebrate Chuseok, but how does it differ for defectors who have recently arrived in the South?

On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, North Koreans celebrate Chuseok, a three-day harvest festival.

An estimated 30 million Koreans from both sides of the border mark the occasion by visiting relatives’ graves before coming together to share food – a key part of this ancient tradition that was all but abandoned by the North in the 1990s, as the country suffered a devastating famine.

Related: The Arduous March: growing up in North Korea during famine

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