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Republic of Korea's Chuseok Festival


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 11, 2011

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Korea as you join together in celebration of Chuseok this September 12. The fall harvest festival is a time to celebrate your rich culture and heritage with family and friends. Much like our Thanksgiving, when Americans gather to honor family and tradition, Chuseok is also an opportunity to give thanks for our many blessings. On this special day I wish all Koreans and their loved ones a joyous celebration.



PRN: 2011/1457

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