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Thematic Exhibition – Successful Inscription on the Third National List of Intangible  Cultural Heritage: Hong Kong Items

Thematic Exhibition – Successful Inscription on the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Hong Kong Items

Date: 2020/1/8 (Wednesday) to 2020/4/28 (Tuesday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0338

This exhibition aims to introduce the four embodiments of indigenous Hong Kong culture - the Jiao Festival of Cheung Chau, the Dragon Boat Water Parade of Tai O, the Fire Dragon Dance of Tai Hang and the Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community that were successfully inscribed onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. All these four items fall within the definition of "Social practices, rituals and festive events" set out in the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). These items feature distinctive individual characteristics and exerting an important influence on the communities. In the current macro climate of urbanisation and globalisation, local cultural events such as these which promote community cohesion as they are handed down from generation to generation, are not only extremely precious, but also are hard to come by in a busy modern city like Hong Kong. For additional information, please visit Hong Kong Memory Portal’s online collection “The Oral Legacies (I) - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong”.