About the 5th IFICH

Authors: Go Chengdu


The Fifth International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage (IFICH) was open in Chengdu on September 11. To last till September 20, the event featuring over 400 ICH items and nearly 500 ICH inheritors from across the world will be the largest one of its kind in both China and the world.

Folk cultural activities

Grand Temple Fair Chengdu’s annual Grand Temple Fair is held every year during the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) in Wuhou Shrine, Jinli, the Culture Park, and several other city parks. The 15-day-long festival showcases both traditional Sichuan folk art and modern fashions of the city.

May 20, 2014

Chengdu's national ICH items

Shu Brocade and Embroidery-Chengdu is nicknamed “Jincheng” (Brocade City), and the silk weaving industry in the city possessed national fame in the ancient times

May 20, 2014

Chengdu Silver Filigree

Chengdu silver filigree is one of the best traditional handicraft articles in China and a national-level ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) item.

Oct 19, 2014


“Face-changing” is a special technique in the performance of Sichuan Opera, involving consummate skills to change of masks in quick successions in order to show different emotions and feelings of the characters.

Nov 13, 2014

Natural biodiversity and Land of Abundance

The city has a lot to offer — diversified terrestrial features, abundant resources, agreeable living habitats, rich culture and colorful lifestyles.

Jul 25, 2014

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