What is an Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)?
The word Intangible is immaterial, referring to something untouchable. Culture is the traditional values that define who you are and your identity. Heritage is a precious thing that is passed down from one generation to another. In short, intangible cultural heritage is the traditional values, living expressions, and customs that are transmitted from one generation to the next.
Why is the Intangible Cultural Heritage important?
Intangible Cultural Heritage plays essential roles in:
– Promoting tolerance, peace, and reconciliation
– Fostering community and individual well-being
– Promoting human rights and sustainable development