Tins of Spam
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South Korea's love affair with Spam

South Korea is preparing for the annual lunar thanksgiving holiday, which is known as Chuseok.

Locals celebrate the holiday by visiting relatives, paying respects to family ancestors as well as the giving and receiving of packaged cans of Spam.

While that might sound odd, the tins of pre-cooked pork have become a staple of South Korean life.

Our Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson reports on why it holds a unique status there.

  • 19 Sep 2013
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