The Ministry of Culture is working to choose Thailand’s Songkran Celebration as an intangible cultural heritage, in an effort to make Songkran a first-rate celebration.
The Department of Cultural Promo (DCP) under the Ministry of Culture stated it is working to protect the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) status for Thailand’s Songkran celebration from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Company.
DCP Director General Kowit Pakamart stated the movement to think about such an election was currently authorized at a regular session of the General Assembly in 2022, with the decision to be made this year by a choice committee of 12 member states.
If authorized, the ICH status will require to be backed by 24 nations in a regular session of the General Assembly in late 2024, following a complete evaluation by the committee.
The DCP chief stated Thailand is positive its Songkran Celebration will have the ability to get the ICH status, considered that it is an ancient celebration that has actually not been extremely advertised, has a very little ecological effect, shows the nation’s distinct cultural identity, and enhances the worth of household. ( NNT)