UNESCO inscribes "24 Solar Terms" on intangible cultural heritage list
Villagers fertilize the field on the day of "Xiaoshu" (Lesser Heat), the 11th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese Lunar Calendar which means the beginning of hot summer, in Jiazhai Town of Chiping County in Liaocheng, east China's Shandong Province, July 7, 2016. The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed China's "The Twenty-Four Solar Terms" on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Zhao Yuguo)
China's "24 Solar Terms" inscribed on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list
ADDIS ABABA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a decision that China's "The Twenty-Four Solar Terms" be inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The decision for the Chinese heritage, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun's annual motion, came here on Wednesday during the 11th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. Full story[ Editor: 刘家铭 ]