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Presentation Ceremony of the Commemorative Plaques for the Representative Items of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage



22 September 2023 (Friday)


10:00 am


Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum (7 Castle Road, Mid-levels, Central)


Two intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items from Hong Kong, the Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong cheongsam making technique, were successfully inscribed onto the fifth batch of the list of the representative items of the national ICH announced by the State Council in 2021.


The Minister of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Hu Heping, came to Hong Kong and presented the plaques to the protection organisations of the two national ICH items, representatives of the Hong Kong Tin Hau Festival Association and the Hong Kong Cheongsam Association, recognising their endeavors in the transmission and preservation of relevant ICH items, in the presence of the Acting Chief Executive, Mr Chan Kwok-ki; the Acting Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Raistlin Lau; and the Acting Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Miss Eve Tam.


The two successfully inscribed items are under the categories of "social practices, rituals and festive events" and "traditional craftsmanship" defined by the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH promulgated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. With outstanding historical and cultural value, these two items are representative of their kind.