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Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre to open and hold Fun Day next Saturday

     The opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Centre will be held next Saturday (June 18) at 3pm. A Fun Day entitled "ICH Fun @ Sam Tung Uk" will follow and members of the public are welcome to join.

     Located at the Sam Tung Uk Museum, the Hong Kong ICH Centre was established by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office (ICHO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department as a display and resource centre. It aims to enhance the public's understanding and awareness of ICH through various educational and promotional activities, including exhibitions, lectures, seminars, ICH bearers' demonstrations and workshops.

     The Fun Day will offer a wide range of free and interesting activities to visitors, showcasing Hong Kong's rich ICH items such as demonstrations of Cantonese opera make-up and costumes, sugar figure blowing, the creation of paper crafted Hakka unicorns and the making of cha kwo (steamed sticky rice dumplings). Game booths will also be available. Visitors can also put on Cantonese opera costumes and take photos at a designated scene to have a taste of being the main characters in an opera. Furthermore, the Fun Day will feature performances such as Hakka folk songs and kung fu to allow visitors to understand the traditions of local Hakka ethnic groups.

     In addition, the first thematic exhibition held by the Hong Kong ICH Centre, entitled "The Oral Legacies - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong", is now on display. The exhibition introduces 10 local items that have been inscribed on China's national list of ICH covering areas such as performing arts, rituals, festive events and traditional craftsmanship, representing the efforts of different local communities in passing on their traditions.

     For details of the event and exhibition, please visit the ICHO's website at, or call 2411 2001 for enquiries. The Sam Tung Uk Museum is located at 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan.

Ends/Saturday, June 11, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:02


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