Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and Sacred Rituals

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices from countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at representations and practices of sacred rituals. In these examples of intangible cultural heritage from the Cook Islands, the Republic of Korea, and India, you can see the intersections of culture and ritual as well as their influence on public events in each community.

Expert Remarks

Involvement and Role of Communities in Safeguarding ICH

Field Report

Andong International Mask Dance Festival

Windows to ICH

Cook Islands

Sacred Rituals of its Indigenous Population

Republic of Korea

Munmyo Jerye (文廟祭禮), Grand Ceremony in Honor of Confucius


Mudiyettu, Ritual Dance-Drama from Kerala

Inventory-Making Efforts

ICH Inventory-Making Efforts in Tajikistan

Safeguarding Pioneers

Department of National Heritage in Malaysia: The Role of Conservation and Preservation of Heritage