Seoul’s multicultural bazaar to provide unique cultural experience next month

October 21, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Yonhap) — The Seoul International Women’s Association (SIWA), the biggest organization of foreign women in South Korea, will hold its annual bazaar next month in which a variety of unique everyday products will be up for grabs, the association said.

The bazaar, co-hosted by the Seoul-based diplomats’ wives community, is one of the largest international charity fundraising events here, according to SIWA.

This year’s event is slated for Nov. 14 at Lotte Hotel in central Seoul under the theme “Share Culture, Share Love, Share Life.” Admission is free for all visitors.

Organizers said diverse cultural items from across the globe and various other products will be on sale at discounted prices. There will be a place where people can enjoy ethnic cuisine, musical performances and a lucky draw event.

All proceeds from the one-day bazaar will be donated to around 20 Korean charities for orphans, the homeless and disabled people. Hosted since the 1960s, the annual bazaar has raised an accumulated total of around 2 billion won (US$1.8 million), the association said.

“The annual bazaar brings SIWA, the diplomatic community and other expatriate organizations together in collaboration to raise money to help the many disenfranchised members in our host country,” the association said in a statement.