First Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced on 14 August 2017 the first Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong, which comprises 20 items. The Representative List will provide the Government with a basis for prioritising resources and safeguarding measures for intangible cultural heritage (ICH) items, especially those of high cultural value and with an urgent need for preservation. Below is a list of the 20 items: 

Domains as specified by 
the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH


Performing arts

(1)   Cantonese Opera 

(2)   Hakka Unicorn Dance in Hang Hau in Sai Kung 

(3)   Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music 

(4)   Nanyin (Southern Tunes)

Social practices, rituals and 
festive events


(5)   Cheung Chau Jiao Festival 

(6)   Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade 

(7)   Yu Lan Ghost Festival of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community 

(8)   Mid-Autumn Festival – the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 

(9)   Wong Tai Sin Belief and Customs 

(10) Spring and Autumn Ancestral Worship of Clans

(11) Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong

(12) Mid-Autumn Festival – the Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance

(13) Taoist Ritual Tradition of the Zhengyi School

(14) Sek Pun (Basin Feast)

Knowledge and Practices
Concerning Nature and the Universe

       (15) Herbal Tea 

Traditional craftsmanship

(16) The Arts of the Guqin (The Craft of Qin Making) 

(17) Hong Kong-style Milk Tea Making Technique

(18) Paper Crafting Technique

(19) The Sewing Techniques of Hong Kong-style Cheongsam and Kwan Kwa Wedding Costume

(20) Bamboo Theatre Building Technique