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Title : 2015 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival

[Korea] Make your own kimchi at UNESCO-listed Gimjang event

The tradition of Gimjang will be celebrated during the Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival from November 6 to 8, 2015.

The festival will take place at City Hall (Seoul Plaza), Gwanghwamun Square, Taepyeongno and Sejongdaero streets. Korea Tourism Organization is looking for international participants for this unique cultural festival.

Gimjang refers to the preparation of large quantities of kimchi to eat throughout winter, proudly being listed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List as of 2013.

The festival will promote a sense of community through various programs which include making large quantities of kimchi, trying on traditional costumes, enjoying nongak (traditional Korean farmers’ music) and more!

The festival will run three rounds of the program, recruiting a total of 450 international participants through a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the festival is free of charge. All who are interested can submit their application along with a signed agreement on collection and use of personal information to by November 3, 2015.

Festival Program & Schedule

Festival Program & Schedule





1st Round (100 people)

November 6


Kimchi Making
Korean Traditional Set Meal Including:
Bossam (napa wraps with pork), so-gogi-gukbap (beef and rice soup) & dubu-kimchi (tofu with stir-fried kimchi)
Korean Traditional Culture Experience:
Wearing hanbok, playing traditional games, etc.

2nd Round (250 people)

November 7


3rd Round (100 people)

November 7


*1st round: November 6 (Friday) 13:00-15:30 includes opening ceremony

More Info

<2015 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival>

·         Period: November 6 (Fri) – 7 (Sat), 2015 (* Kimchi making programs)

·         Venue: In front of City Hall (Seoul Plaza)

·         Application Period: October 27 (Tue) – November 3 (Tue), 2015

·         Participant Fee: Free of charge

·         How to apply:

·         Download both Application & Agreement on Collection and Use of Personal Information forms and forward the completed documents to

·         Application Download

·         Agreement on collection and use of personal information Download

·         * Please sign the Agreement for Collection and Use of Personal Information (see attachment) and submit a scanned copy of it.

·         Final Announcement: November 4 (Wed), 2015

·         The results and final announcement will be given through personal email.

·         * Only those who pass the selection process will be contacted via the email provided.

·         * The selected participants are required to present their passport or photocopy at the registration desk.

·         Application submission & inquiries:

·         1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

·         Website:
     (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian, Spanish, French)

Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization


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