Sak Yant: Sacred Tattoos of Thailand

For hundreds of years, Thai people drew images of animals, Khom scripts, and mystic diagrams (yantra) on their skin, believing that these would protect them against misfortunes. Sacred tattoos, known as sak yant (sak meaning “to tap” or “to tattoo”;...

Navruz in Kyrgyzstan

Marking the beginning of spring, Navruz (meaning March equinox) is one of the largest traditional holidays in Central Asia. Located in the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan has been celebrating Navruz (Nooruz in Kyrgyz) for a long time as its...

ICH of the Gandharba Celebrated through the Sarangi Day

Gandharba Cultural Art Organization (GCAO) celebrated the twelfth Sarangi Day in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on 24 February 2018. Sarangi is a typical Nepalese folk musical instrument of the Gandharba community of Nepal. The community, also known...

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