Kimchi Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
UNESCO designated kimchi and its traditional practices as intangible cultural heritage of Korea in 2015. Every year, just before winter, families, and communities meet to make kimchi from copious harvests. Kimjang is the name given to this grand event. This is a chance for the community to come together. Participants use this opportunity to discuss, exchange, and establish relationships in addition to joining forces to prepare for winter. Even though many families have switched to commercial kimchis, kimjang festivities remain significant in some locations.