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S Korea's love affair with Spam

The annual lunar thanksgiving holiday is celebrated in a unique way in South Korea, where it has become a tradition to give and received cans of Spam as gifts.

The annual lunar thanksgiving holiday is celebrated in a unique way in South Korea, where it has become a tradition to give and receive cans of Spam as gifts.

The pre-cooked tins of pork were first brought to the country by US troops during the Korean War, and have since become a staple of South Korean life.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 19 Sep
  • From the section Asia