Thailand’s Songkran festival recognized as Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed his delight as the Songkran Festival of Thailand was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. The official announcement was made during…

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UNESCO to consider Songkran as an intangible cultural heritage in December

UNESCO has approved the inclusion of the Songkran festival in the tentative list of Intangible Cultural Heritages (ICH) for consideration in December this year, Thailand’s Culture Minister Itthiphol Khunpluem said…

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Pha Khao Ma: The checkered cloth woven into Thai culture

Thailand’s love affair with its checkered cloth, the Pha Khao Ma, goes back many, many generations. This common item is now so closely intertwined with the Thai way of life,…

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In this photo taken on December 11, 2021 a dancer takes part in a “nora” performance. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

UNESCO recognises Thailand’s ‘Nora’ folk dance, jasmine rice wins Best Rice Award 2021

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today (Wednesday) recognised “Nora”, a traditional folk dance drama from southern Thailand, as an intangible cultural heritage at the 16th session…

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Traditional Thai massage get UNESCO heritage status

At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill — the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which was added Thursday to UNESCO’s prestigious…

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HM Queen Sirikit credited for Unesco’s listing of Khon as cultural heritage

Thai khon drama or the masked dance drama has been listed as intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco on Thursday. On the same occasion, Unesco also listed Cambodia’s khon drama…

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