Friday, October 23, 2020
Songpyun, a traditional Korean rice dish

Pining for Songpyun?

The Harvest Moon Festival, or Chuseok (meaning ‘Autumn Eve’), is one of Korea’s most cherished holidays. One of the main Harvest Moon Festival traditions is the food preparation, especially of songpyun; a traditional Korean rice cake made with pine needles. In Korean, Song means ‘pine tree’ and Pyun means ‘rice cake’. Oddly for a festival that takes […]

Ramadan

Working during Ramadan

For most Islamic countries, Friday April 24th will be the first day of the Muslim month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan will last for 28 days, though the exact start and end dates in some countries is dependent on sightings on the moon. During Ramadan Muslims will fast from dawn until dusk, pray and […]

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