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Korean American Society of Houston
News Release
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Korean American Society of Houston hosts 2009 Houston Korean Festival

Farmers DanceThe Houston Korean community comes together to celebrate Korean Thanksgiving with taste of Korean food and cultural performances.

Houston – This Thanksgiving celebration will not be filled with turkey and pumpkin lanterns. Instead, visitors to the Korean Thanksgiving event will see plenty of kimchi (spicy pickled vegetables) and Nong Ak (farmers dance).  Korean American Society of Houston (KASH) will host the 2009 Houston Korean Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3. Celebrated on both Korean Thanksgiving and Korean Foundation Day, this event will showcase the Korean culture with delicious tastes of Korean food and cultural performances.

“What better way is there to share our unique traditions than through food, music and live performances,” said Mark Lee, president of KASH. “We hope to raise awareness of our culture and celebrate the festivity together with the Greater Houston community in the spirit of Thanksgiving.”

GayakeumAnyone is welcome and can enjoy a free sample-size serving of various traditional Korean food including bulgoggi (marinated beef) and kimchi. They can also watch a variety of cultural performances throughout the day, including Nong Ak, Gayakeum (traditional string instrument) and TaeKwonDo (Korean martial arts).

The 2009 Houston Korean Festival will be held at the Houston Community College Spring Branch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please visit  

About KASH
Korean American Society of Houston (KASH) is a 501(c) non-profit organization established in 2008 by a group of Korean-Americans and like-minded young professionals. KASH is committed to foster leadership, professional networking and support of the Korean-American community. These endeavors will be achieved through professional, community and recreational initiatives that will promote personal development, diversity and inclusion within and beyond the Korean community. For more information, visit  

WHAT:  2009 Houston Korean Festival
WHEN:  Saturday, October 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Houston Community College, Spring Branch campus (I-10 and Beltway 8)
WHO:    Free and open to the public
WHY:    Free Korean food samples and Korean cultural performances

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