Successful Inscription onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Hong Kong Items

In the end of May 2011, four embodiments of indigenous Hong Kong culture - the Jiao Festival of Cheung Chau, the Dragon Boat Water Parade of Tai O, the Fire Dragon Dance of Tai Hang and the Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community were successfully inscribed onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. All these four items fall within the definition of "Social practices, rituals and festive events" set out in the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). These items feature distinctive individual characteristics and exerting an important influence on the communities. In the current macro climate of urbanisation and globalisation, local cultural events such as these which promote community cohesion as they are handed down from generation to generation, are not only extremely precious, but also are hard to come by in a busy modern city like Hong Kong. Welcome to visit the Civic Education Resource Centre to learn more about this exhibition.

Exhibition Date: 3 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

"Respect and Inclusiveness" Videos

The Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education has specially produced 4 videos in a vivid style depicting different scenarios of our daily life to encourage youngsters to accept different opinions and understand others’needs. The videos were already shown in the Gallery of the Civic Education Resource Centre. You may also watch the videos on-line : http://www.metroradio.com.hk/Campaign/997/CPCE/flashvideo.html

Guided Tour Service of The Gallery is now open for application from schools and organizations

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