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    Seeking participants for the Seoul Kimchi Festival

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government is recruiting participants for the kimchi-making event as well as volunteers for the 4th Seoul Kimchi Festival which will be held at Seoul Square between November 3 and 5, 2017.

    The Seoul Kimchi Festival is a leading festival of Seoul in which everything on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Kimjang, or kimchi-making can be experienced. Visitors can see, experience, and taste kimchi at the event. This year’s festival will be offered as a global sharing culture festival based on three years’ experience of hosting the event and featuring the traditional value of sharing kimchi and sharing the fun elements of the festival.

    Calling out for participants for Big Tent

    Big Tent was implemented for the first time last year and received good reviews. The program consists of four programs: My Tent is where you can make kimchi for your family and take it home, Master’s Tent is where you can watch kimchi masters demonstrate kimchi-making, Chef’s Tent is where you can learn how to make unique kimchi from chefs, and Foreigners’ Tent is a tent dedicated to foreigners.

    600 participants will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis on the website starting on September 7, 2017. Select the kimchi made by the master of your choice to participate in the program. Use the delivery service booth to send the kimchi you made home. (Participants are responsible for shipping.)

    Receiving volunteers for the Seoul Kimchi Festival

    The ‘4th Seoul Kimchi Festival’ calls out for 120 volunteers to help operate the event. Volunteers must plan, operate, and participate in all processes of the event including preparations proactively.

    We are recruiting volunteers in the areas of ▲Sharing (Kimjang sharing site/Supply management and operation), ▲Display and Promotion (Experience and operation of exhibition halls/guide and interpreter), ▲Kimchi Fun Madang (Operation of Kimchi playground) and ▲Promotion (Photography and SNS management). All Korean citizens over the age of 18 interested in the festival are welcome to apply. Overseas residents and foreigners residing in Korea who are able to communicate in Korean are also welcome to apply.

    Applications are accepted until September 25 (Mon), 2017 online on the website of the Seoul Kimchi Festival http://www.seoulkimchifestival.com)Volunteers who are selected through the document screening will go through orientation in October and perform preparation work and work during the festival at Seoul Square. Volunteers will also receive uniforms and souvenirs. They will also receive a volunteer work certificate after completing the necessary hours of volunteer work. Outstanding volunteers will receive a citation by the Seoul Mayor.

    ▶ Website : www.seoulkimchifestival.com
    ▶ E-mail : skcfestival@gmail.com

    Photos of Seoul Kimchi Festival

    Kimjang Sharing Kimjang Sharing
    Kimjang Sharing Kimjang Sharing
    Big Tent Program inside the Big Tent
    Big Tent Program inside the Big Tent