Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and New Year Festivals

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at representations and practices of New Year’s festivals in various countries. In these examples of festivals from Cambodia, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan, you can see the intersections of festivities and societies as well as their influence on public events in each community.

Expert Remarks

At Home and Abroad: How Civil Society’s Local Work Helps Global ICH Objectives

Field Report

Royal Wedding Ceremony in Bhutan: Safeguarding a Dying Culture

Windows to ICH


Celebrating Khmer New Year Festival

Republic of Korea

Daeboreum Folk and Cultural Diversity

Sri Lanka

New Year Festival as Living Heritage


Navruz, Sharing Together on New Year’s Day—Some Reflections on the Culture of Navruz

Inventory-Making Efforts

Experiences of the Republic of Korea on Inventory Making

Safeguarding Pioneers

Central Asia Crafts Support Association’s Resource Center in Kyrgyzstan—Kyrgyz Craft Heritage Safeguarding: Issues and Activities