Online Exhibition on South Asia ICH

ICHCAP introduces five ICH elements of South Asia through the Google Arts & Culture platform. ICHCAP signed a partnership with Google in 2016 and has showcased various Asia-Pacific ICH through online exhibitions, including high-resolution images and video clips. In 2017,...

Chariot Festival of Janabaha Dhyo in Kathmandu

Chariot festivals are interesting events in Kathmandu Valley where various communities come together to worship and celebrate; Janabaha Dhyo Jatra (as known locally) or Seto Machindranth Jatrar of Kathmandu is one such festival. The festival starts on Chaitra Sukla Asthami...

2017 CPI Research Presentation on ICH

The four participants of ICHCAP’s invitation program successfully completed their sojourn in the Republic of Korea. The program, as a part of the Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI), was aimed to build an ICH information network in the Asia-Pacific region. On...

Gundri, a Traditional Nepali Mattress

Made up of hand-woven rice straw, gundri is used as a sleeping bed and sitting mat and for drying pulses and grains, especially in the countryside. People, peasants in particular, fold gundri into a vertical circle where they store rice...

Tihar Festival in Nepal

Tihar (also known as Deepawali, Diwali, or Yamapanchak) is the most celebrated festival in Nepal. It takes place on Kartik Krishna Pakshya (early or end of November) every year. The five-day-long festival is observed with various activities—the longest of which...

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...

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