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Kenyans plan annual general meeting during ChuseokKenyans celebrate Lunar New Year, Chuseok like Koreans

By Jackson Ngari

Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) will hold itsAnnual General Meeting (AGM) during the Chuseok holiday on Sept. 26, 2015. This meeting is expected to be one of the biggest gatherings for Kenyans since inauguration of KCK in October 2009.

▲Members of KCK when they gathered for the Seollal meeting to welcome Ambassador M. Gello seated at the middle in blue tie, next to him is Amb. GathogaChege in red tie. This year AGM, KCK will gather more members.

Throughout the year Kenyans living in Korea have come together for various activities among them the Seollal (Lunar New Year) Meeting held at Bethany Church in February, where over 60 Kenyans and friends gathered. During the meeting KCK new leadership was sworn in and 2015 calendar of activities was unveiled.
The upcoming AGM is set to be held at the same venue; Bethany Methodist Church (CANA HALL), in Daerim, Seoul.
Chuseok (추석) is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea. Family members from far and wide come together and celebrate what is traditionally understood as harvest celebrations. Chuseok is also referred to as the Korean Thanksgiving holiday and will take placefromSept. 26-29. During this holiday many Koreans visit families and journey to their hometown in order to have quality family time.There are many cultural customs that go into celebrating Chuseok, including special food preparation, memorial services and visits to ancestral grave sites.
Kenyans living in Korea will similarly be gathering together as a family and have an official meeting followed by a time to enjoy special Kenyan delicacies to be served on that day. Most Kenyans will be made to feel at home by meeting fellow country’s people and appreciate the value of being a Kenya family abroad.
KCK is grateful to Mr. Lee Kyung-sik, Publisher-Chairman of The Korea Post, for accepting their invitation to cover the meeting through the distinguished 5 media outlets associated with The Korea Post.
The KCK-Executive board takes this opportunity to welcome all members living in Korea and requests them to bring their friends and introduce them to Kenyan food as well as Kenya friends.

▲Members of KCK when they gathered for the Seollal meeting to welcome Ambassador M. Gello seated at the middle in blue tie, next to him is Amb. GathogaChege in red tie. This year AGM, KCK will gather more members.

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