At 1 p.m. on Nov. 4th, 2016, Seoul Plaza’s 6,000 ㎡ will become “a mega kimchi-making place,” filled with 4,000 people from various countries making about 50 tons of kimchi. The 3rd Seoul Kimchi Festival takes place from November 4th (Fri) to 6th (Sun), a festival where people can experience, taste, and share “Kimjang culture,” Korea’s kimchi-making culture designated by UNESCO as cultural heritage.
At the same, the Tokyo Kimchi Festival will be held in Shinjuku, with the expected participation of over 1,000 people, to remember the descendants of Goguryeo who went to Japan and settled there in 1300, inheriting the excellent culinary culture of their homeland.
This is the first time that Seoul will hold Kimchi Festivals in both Korea and Japan. The opening ceremony will take place at the same time in Korea and Japan, following the cabbage transplanting events held in both countries in August, to deliver messages of harmony and sharing.
|Period||November 4th (Fri) – 6th (Sun), 2016|
|Location||Seoul Plaza, Sejong-daero, and Mugyo-ro|
|Programs||Kimchi sharing (opening ceremony), Seoul Kimjang-gan, market place (kimchi, ingredients, and food), performance program, experience program|
|Admission fee||Free (fees charged for certain programs)|