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Year-ender: Top 10 cultural events from 2016

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-12-15 09:19

The year 2016 is coming to an end, and this year has witnessed several major cultural events that impressed us. We have selected the top 10 major cultural events that occurred this year so you can take a look back at 2016.

Year-ender: Top 10 cultural events from 2016

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1. China's 24 Solar Terms added to UNESCO's heritage list

China's 24 Solar Terms were added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Nov 30 this year.

China's 24 Solar Terms, considered as the country's fifth greatest invention, is a knowledge system and social practice formed through observations of the sun's annual motion, and cognition of the year's changes in season, climate and phenology.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced the addition at the 11th Session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Related: China's '24 solar terms' listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

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