Sunday, September 11, 2011

Korean Chuseok 추석 Inspired Nail Art

Chuseok (추석), originally known as Hangawi (한가위 "the ides of August"), is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Like many other harvest festivals, it is held around the Autumn Equinox. As a celebration of the good harvest, Koreans visit their ancestral hometowns and share a feast of Korean traditional food such as songpyeon.

I've been working at a Korean company for 2 years now and every year I always look forward to Chuseok because I know there will be a long vacation for us employees.

This year, I've thought of using the colorful event into an art work.

This is how the nail art looks.

I also included a bear wearing Hanbok in the photo. (Hanbok is is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines). This bear was actually a gift from my sister from Korea. She gave it to me when she came to visit the Philippines.

For the inspirations:
  • Thumb: Hanbok 한복
  • Index: Beolcho 벌초
  • Middle: Hanbok 한복
  • Ring: Songpyeon 송편
  • Pinky: Charye 차례

Here's the video tutorial:

And you're done!

I am not Korean and I don't celebrate Chuseok either but it's actually nice to learn other culture and their way of living. It makes us grow and expand our knowledge. :)

If you have any questions or stories,
please share them in the comments section below. ^_^