The government, citing the need for social distancing, asked people to refrain from visiting their hometowns and ancestral graves on Chuseok, which fell on Oct. 1 this year.
Many people refrained from taking part in the age-old Chuseok customs of seeing their families and paying their respects at their family graves.
But Rep. Lee Nak-yon, chair of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, went to Bongha Village in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, on Chuseok to visit the tomb of President Roh Moo-hyun, despite the Chuseok travel guidelines. He signed autographs for citizens who surrounded him after visiting the grave.
Source: Korea Herald