The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China announced, at a press conference on May 23, that the 6th China Chengdu International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) will be staged June 10-18 in Chengdu.
(Previous ICH Festival review)
Themed "lively practice of inheritance and development," the grand cultural event, inaugurated in 2007, is expected to see the participation of millions of local citizens.
The festival will include an opening ceremony, an international ICH-themed session and forum, shows and performances of ICHs from across the world, exhibitions of achievements in ICHs, shows of China''s traditional performing arts, as well as ICH-related promotional programs and activities.
It's noteworthy that as a major highlight of the event, exhibitions to take place inside the city's ICH park, main venue for the festival, will offer a visual feat of intangible cultural heritages with astounding craftsmanship from across the globe.
4 types of competitive ICH-themed programs involving traditional martial arts, traditional handicrafts, folk songs and dragon boat races will be held for the first time.
It is anticipated that more than 500 international delegates from over 100 nations, regions and global organizations will attend the event, which will present 1100 ICH projects involving around 2600 exhibitors, performers and inheritors.
Over 400 shows and performances featuring intangible cultural heritage will be staged around the city during the Festival. The International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park will be the main venue for the event, where the opening ceremony and a large variety of exhibitions will be held, and 9 sub-venues will be located in Qionglai City, Pengzhou City, Dujinagyan City, Jintang County, Dayi County, High-tech Zone, Wuhou District and Chenghua District.
TIME: 2017.06.10 - 2017.06.18
ADD: International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park
1. The International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park will be open to the public for
free from 09:00 to 17:00 every day during the Festival. All visitors shall get the
ticket at the entrance of the Park.
2. It's recommended to use a navigation App to search the destination and choose
the best driving route.