Linking Intangible Cultural Heritage with Tangible Heritage

The question of how to apply integrated approach in ICH safeguarding is a fundamental issue in implementing the 2003 Convention. It also entails further questions not only for intangible heritage field, but also regarding other relevant cultural heritage fields. Over...

Seeing Papua New Guinea through the Goroka Show

Reposted from Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority with permission. The Goroka Show is a significant cultural event in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The longest running annual cultural festival in Papua New Guinea drawing thousands of...

Gavari: The Unwritten Epic of a Mewari Tribe

Kalika is a Hindu goddess. Also known as Ambav and Gauri, she is a symbol of energy and female power for which she is worshiped by Bhil tribe of Mewar in a forty-day ritual called Gavari. The timeless, spiritually-motivated, and...

Nepali Women and the Teej Festival

Hindu Nepali women celebrate a huge festival—one of the biggest occasions in Nepal—known as teej. It takes place on the third day of Shuklapaksha in Bhadra (normally in August or early September). The mythical explanation of teej purports that Hamalay’s...

Increasing Community Involvement in Salak Yom Festival

Held in the twelfth lunar month of Thai Buddhist calendar, Salak Yom Festival is a tradition of the Yong people in the northern province of Lamphun, Thailand. It used to be a merit-making rite of passage for young Thai women...

ICH Safeguarding in the Pacific: From Analogue to Digital

On 5 September 2017, ICHCAP-Pacific cooperative workshop on digitizing ICH-related analogue audiovisual materials was held at the International Conference Hall of the National Intangible Heritage Center in Jeonju, Korea. The workshop was held as part of the Digitization Program that...

2017 Cheongju Craft Biennale Embraces Local Communities

The 2017 Cheongju Craft Biennale will be held from 13 September to 22 October 2017 (40 days) at the Old Cheongju Tobacco Processing Plant. This year’s theme is “Hands+ embrace,” which means creating something more than crafts with hands (Hands+)...

2017 Migrants’ Arirang Multicultural Festival

The 2017 Migrants’ Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF) will be held from 29 September to 1 October at Yongji Culture Park and Sungsan Art Hall in Changwon, Korea. The MAMF has been held each year since 2005 to become the largest...


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