S. Koreans Celebrate Chuseok, Full Moon Visible only in Parts of Nation

Write : 2017-10-04 13:11:47 Update : 2017-10-04 22:39:44

S. Koreans Celebrate Chuseok, Full Moon Visible only in Parts of Nation

South Koreans remembered their ancestors and celebrated the harvest season on Wednesday's Chuseok holiday, one of the nation's two biggest lunar calendar holidays.

However, the Korea Meteorological Administration forecasts the full moon will not be visible in much of the nation except for central regions and North Jeolla Province. 

Many areas are overcast with slight rains forecast for Gangwon, Gyeongsang provinces and Jeju Island. 

Temperatures were a little lower than previous years with morning lows dropping to around eleven degrees Celsius in Seoul. 

Meanwhile, highways across the nation are clogged with travelers who are returning home after visiting families and cleaning up ancestors' resting places. 

The Korea Expressway Corporation says a daily record of five-point-86 million vehicles are expected to hit the nation's highways on Wednesday. 

Travel time from Busan to Seoul is expected to be eight hours as of noon Wednesday. The agency says severe traffic congestion is expected to peak at 4 to 5 p.m. before easing up starting from midnight. 

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