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What is Intangible Cultural Heritage in Thailand?

pic-c1The intangible cultural heritage in Thailand has been shaped by the definition of “Intangible Cultural Heritage” contained within the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The intangible cultural heritage means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups  and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.   This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.