This year, the Seoul Kimchi Festival took place in Seoul Plaza and on Mugyo-ro for three days (Nov. 1-3). Throughout the festival were programs including ▴Making & Sharing Kimchi where 3,500 citizens and individuals from groups and enterprises made 65 tons of kimchi, ▴Kimjanggan by Korean kimchi masters who shared special recipes with participants, ▴the Kimchi Museum that introduced kimchi from regions along Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, and ▴the Kimchi Cooking Show through which famous chefs and kimchi experts introduced various kimchi recipes.
In the afternoon, the Campaign to Revive Korean Pork unfolded at the Korean Pork Promotion Hall in Seoul Plaza. Kimchi and Korean pork were used to cook and hand out samples of kimchi stew and boiled pork slices to guests.
This campaign was one of the main programs of the 2019 Seoul Kimchi Festival. The campaign was held in collaboration by the Korea Pork Producers Association, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Gyeonggi-do Province to support the livestock industry and promote consumption of pork amid difficulties faced by the industry due to the ASF (African Swine Fever).