A ceremony was held last week at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to formally recognize the list of Chinese traditions and techniques that have been designated by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Four of the items on the UNESCO list have their roots in Sichuan. They are the Qiang New Year festival,
The Qiang New Year festival has been designated as "in need of urgent safeguarding," while the other three are on the "representative list" of intangible cultural heritage in need of safeguarding." The four are just several on a list of dozens of traditions and techniques from China that appear on the list.
Photos by Leo Chen