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Unesco lists Kalasha culture as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Pakistan’s first independent nomination, the ‘Suri Jagek’ tradition practised by the indigenous Kalasha people, has been approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for inclusion in this year’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The decision was taken at the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage which is underway at in Mauritius. Suri Jagek, literally translated as ‘observing the sun’, is the…