Idols like EXO Chanyeol, Pentagon Jinho wish fans Happy Chuseok amid military service
Chuseok is a Korean festival like Thanksgiving that people of South Korea celebrate after the annual harvest. A public holiday is declared and most of the K-pop industry is on a break as artists go home to visit their families. It is also customary for idols to wish their fans and share season's greetings videos. And those who are in the military also get a break to spend time with their loved ones like EXO’s Chanyeol.
While most idols are inactive while they are completing their mandatory military service, they do come online to greet fans and wish them a Happy Chuseok. Some are still in training and are at the military base and so come online after earning phone privileges. Meanwhile, those who are almost at the end of their service, get to take a vacation and go home. Pentagon's Jinho is one such idol. Chuseok fell on September 21 this year and South Korea declared September 20 to 22 as public holidays.
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Pentagon’s Jinho goes home
Having enlisted in early 2020, Jinho has completed 90% of his service and so had the privilege to go on vacation for the holidays this year. He came online on his newly opened Instagram to greet fans on Chuseok. Meanwhile, we have A.C.E's Wow and Monsta X's Shownu who recently enlisted as public service workers. And so, while they personally couldn't greet fans, their agencies posted pre-recorded videos of them in hanboks wishing their fans a Happy Chuseok.
Monsta X Shownu’s greetings:
Victon, VIXX and Winner members write handwritten letters
Similarly, Victon's Seungwoo enlisted as part of the military band in July. And so, he came online on Instagram and the Korean Bubble app hoping that fans are taking care of their health. He wished them happy holidays and told everyone to follow the social distancing rules while celebrating. VIXX’s Ken also posted a selfie and wrote a letter wishing fans and telling them not to worry about him. Even Winner’s Hoony and Jinu posted handwritten letters that said Happy Chuseok.
Victon Seungwoo’s letter:
"Hello. This is seungwoo.— 포야우야 (@poyawooya) September 20, 2021
I hope everyone have a happy chuseok this year and more than anything, have a healthy and safe holiday. You might feel a little uncomfortable due to corona but i hope everyone follow the quarantine rules well and make good memories!" pic.twitter.com/qihPSYLqai
VIXX Ken’s selfie and letter:
추석 선물 도착💌— RealVIXX (@RealVIXX) September 20, 2021
From. #켄#빅스 #VIXX #KEN #이재환#빅스X별빛해피추석🌕 pic.twitter.com/FexeAp7ov9
200921 #KEN chuseok message trans:— 🌱재쟌⁶ (@jaehwansfacts) September 20, 2021
hello my starlight babies ❤️ㅡ❤️ are you spending chuseok well~?? uwuwu pls dont be hurt during holidays, play well and eat lots of delicious food❤️ recently i sing and participate in contests and im spending time healthily!!! so please
Winner’s Hoony and Jinu’s letters:
Jinu:— parkinseoooo (@parkinseoooo_) September 20, 2021
Hello, this is Kim Jinwoo. Everyone is go home. Have a good Chuseok holiday and have fun . Wish for your healthy (?)
I love you 💙@official_jinu_ #KIMJINWOO #JINU #김진우 #WINNER #위너 pic.twitter.com/3CwXIXGg3T
EXO’s Chanyeol spends time with his pet
Infinite’s L who is serving as a marine pre-recorded a video greeting fans hoping that everyone is with their loved ones. On the other hand, we have EXO's Chanyeol who got to take a vacation like Jinho. And so for Chuseok, he spent time with his dog, Zzar. He posted several photos of her on his Instagram that fans found endearing and wished him a Happy Chuseok. The K-pop idol also wished everyone a great Chuseok.
Infinite L’s greetings:
EXO’s Chanyeol’s Instagram Stories:
210920 Chanyeol instagram story updates 😭❤️💞— 𝙅𝙤𝙨 🐣 𝙊𝙣 𝙈𝙚 🖤 (@hunniesday) September 20, 2021
“Have a great/enjoyable chuseok🐶🤍”#CHANYEOL #박찬열 pic.twitter.com/i1uIFVvu35