Songkran with elephants in Ayutthaya

Thailand’s Songkran Listed as UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

BANGKOK, Dec 6 (TNA) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved the inclusion of Songkran in Thailand, traditional Thai New Year festival, to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritages at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Botswana on Wednesday.

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Songkran became Thailand’s fourth UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

UNESCO earlier declared the Khon mask dance, Thai massage and the Nora dance performance to be Intangible Cultural Heritages, in 2018, 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Full story: tna.mcot.net

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