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UPDATED: 13:25, February 08, 2006
Intangible cultural heritage to be showcased in Beijing
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Examples of intangible cultural heritage such as craftsmanship, festival rituals and languages are to be showcased together for the first time in Beijing from Sunday, or China's traditional Lantern Festival.

The exhibition will last for a month at the National Museum to celebrate efforts to protect the country's cultural legacy, according to Wednesday's China Daily.

Cultural Heritage Day, on the second Saturday of June, will be marked from this year. The law on the protection of intangible cultural heritage is being drafted.

The Ministry of Culture started to draw up a list of cultural traditions to be protected in July last year.

Among the 1,315 applications submitted by local governments, experts chose 501 intangible heritages to be included on the first list.

The list includes oral traditions, expressions and languages; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices relating to nature and the universe, and traditional craftsmanship. Six traditional festivals, such as Spring Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, have also been included.

Source: Xinhua

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