Fia-faia and Foc de Nuet, traditional practices to celebrate winter solstice

Christmas is the Christian way of celebrating winter solstice, but there are in Catalonia (Spain) other living forms to celebrate this astronomic event which, in the Northern hemisphere, marks the beginning of the extension of sunlight hours and of a new year cycle. Two of such practices are the Fia-faia in the villages of Bagà [...]

By |December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new tool for promoting Intangible cultural heritage and sustainability

A new initiative coming from Finland aims at promoting the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. The Wheel Chart of Sustainability and ICH is an easy tool allowing to understant and discuss in which way this heritage can contribute to sustainable development. The Wheel Chart is intended as an educational means in the broadest sense, and [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The two Koreas unite for the safeguarding of traditional wrestling

The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was the framework that favoured a world news. South and North Korea put aside their political differences in order to jointly present the nomination of ssirum/ssireum, traditional wrestling, to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In 2013, South Korea submitted for inscription the [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments