K574

Recognizing November 22, 2022, as Kimchi Day and honoring the history and importance of a beloved food staple first introduced in th...

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K574


Assembly Resolution No. 574

BY: M. of A. Kim

RECOGNIZING November 22, 2022, as Kimchi Day and
honoring the history and importance of a beloved
food staple first introduced in the United States
and the State of New York by the Korean American
community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor and
commemorate relevant cultural artifacts that have had a significant and
lasting impact on the world and the lives of countless residents in the
State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Kimchi is a traditional dish in Korean cuisine with a long,
rich history that began over two millenniums ago during the period of
the Three Kingdoms of Korea; and

WHEREAS, Korean Americans represent a vibrant, growing community in
New York whose predecessors first arrived in America over a century ago,
and whose members have gone on to become an indispensable part of the
fabric of America; and

WHEREAS, In 2013, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and
Cultural Organization officially recognized the Korean traditional
process of preparing kimchi, "Kimjang", on its Representative List of
the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity; and

WHEREAS, The greater New York metropolitan area is home to one of
the largest and most vibrant communities of Korean Americans who
represent a long and storied part of the American fabric and have made
numerous contributions to science, law, business, art, and many other
fields; and

WHEREAS, Kimchi has been widely acknowledged as a probiotic food
item with well-established positive health benefits, serving as an
excellent source of beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, dietary fiber,
and vitamins A, B, C and K, which can lower rates of heart disease,
cancer, stroke, and diabetes; and

WHEREAS, The growing interest and popularity of kimchi as a dish in
America and the State of New York, as evidenced by an increase in
available kimchi-related food products, restaurant menu items, and
interest from non-Korean consumers represents a positive example of
multicultural exchange; and

WHEREAS, Kimchi is celebrated in Korea, the land of its origin, each
year through the designation of November 22nd as Kimchi Day; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize November 22, 2022, as Kimchi Day and to honor the history and
importance of a beloved food staple first introduced in the United
States and the State of New York by the Korean American community; and
be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Korean American communities throughout the State of
New York.

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  • 17 / Feb / 2022
    • INTRODUCED
  • 17 / Feb / 2022
    • ADOPTED

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