The word song in songpyeon means a pine tree in Korean.
The pine needles not only contribute to songpyeon's aromatic fragrance, but also its beauty and taste.
In the 1970s, Korean people had more options for Chuseok gifts; examples include cooking oil, toothpaste, instant coffee sets, cosmetics, television and rice cookers.
People chose gift sets of fruit, meat and cosmetics in the 1980s.
It is believed that weaving competitions, archery competitions, and martial arts demonstrations were held as part of the festivities.