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China hopes to see 24 Solar Terms get intangible heritage status

An important five-day UNESCO meeting is taking place in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa this week, with experts considering some 40 nominations for inclusion into the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The list enshrines arts and other cultural elements worthy of protection to make sure they don’t disappear. The nominations include China’s 24 Solar Terms, an ancient calendar system that divides the year into 24 phases based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. CCTV’s Coletta Wanjohi reports.

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