ICH Courier


Theme :
Maritime Rituals as Community Practices

The sea has long been a part of ritualistic life across many cultures. There is a special bond between humans and the sea that we depend so much upon for our lives. Recognizing the importance of the sea and associated rituals, this volume of the ICH Courier focuses on four maritime rituals of the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, we will explore the vast differences in how communities in Vietnam, Taumako of the Solomon Islands, Korea, and China practice their sacred rituals in
relation to the life-giving waters that surround them.

Expert Remarks

Maritime Intangible Cultural Heritage:A Role within the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–30

Field Report

Pandanus Bank Blong Mi:Restoring Women’s Weaving in Post-Disaster Vanuatu

Windows to ICH


Cau Ngu Festival of the Fishing Community


Taumako Maritime Rituals


Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut


Sending the King Ship Ceremony:Sustaining the Connection between People and the Ocean

Safeguarding Activities

A Graph Database for Performing Arts in Switzerland

ICH Communities

Wooden Blocks of Pethapur

Safeguarding Pioneers

We Work among the Pamir Mountains