The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival was inaugurally organized  in 2010 by felt carpets producers in Kyrgyzstan, after UNESCO inscribed the traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets ala-kiyiz and shyrdak into the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The festival...

Central Asian ICH Videos to be Aired

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) shapes contemporary life in many ways. Videos on how that happens in four Central Asian countries and Mongolia will be aired on TV. ICHCAP and Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) have signed a distribution agreement on fifty...

Navruz in Kyrgyzstan

Marking the beginning of spring, Navruz (meaning March equinox) is one of the largest traditional holidays in Central Asia. Located in the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan has been celebrating Navruz (Nooruz in Kyrgyz) for a long time as its...

Atlas of ICH in Uzbekistan Launched

The brochure of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements of Uzbekistan—covering elements from the country’s national list of ICH—was published through the financial support of ICHCAP in 2016 and 2017. To have a more detailed presentation of the information on the...

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