- Associated Press - Friday, November 4, 2016

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, thousands of South Koreans and tourists gathered at the Seoul kimchi festival on Friday to make 50 tons of the traditional pungent vegetable by mixing cabbage, other leaves and chili sauce and donate it to needy neighbors.

It’s the third year the event has taken place and volunteers spoke of their happiness at being able to help others.

“I am very pleased that I can help financially challenged or isolated neighbors through making kimchi,” said volunteer Kang Gum-suk.

Another participant, in Kyoung-ja, said that “the fact that such a sharing culture is being spread in South Korea makes me happy.”

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