Matariki Festival Returns for the Maori New Year

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than a hundred events from 30 June to 22 July, from an evocative dawn karakia to a captivating kapa haka, a street party, family...

Tell your #livingheritage Story—ICH through the Eyes of Youth

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, to emphasize the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary society and the importance of its intergenerational transmission, created a series of audiovisual stories on how young people engage with intangible cultural heritage. These clips were produced...

Survey on Lighter Ways of Sharing ICH Safeguarding Practices

For more than ten years, the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has been implemented worldwide. Many organizations and institutions have been developing activities at different scales and in multiple domains to address complex situations. How...

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival was inaugurally organized  in 2010 by felt carpets producers in Kyrgyzstan, after UNESCO inscribed the traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets ala-kiyiz and shyrdak into the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The festival...

2018 MACFEST, Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival

The sixth Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival (MACFEST) will take place at various venues in Honiara, Solomon Islands, from the 1 to 10 July 2018.  The 10-day festival is organized by the Melanesian Arts Festival National Organising Committee (MACFNOC), comprising...

Sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of ICH C2 Centres in Paris

The sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centers Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held on 7 June 2018 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The meeting was attended by twenty-five members and officers from seven...


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