society / société / 社会 (shèhuì) / società / Gesellschaft / sociedad / 会社 (kaisha) / о́бщество (óbshchestvo)
Cemevi

Cemevi

Cemevi - A place where Alevi-Bektashiyyah populations gather around their traditions featuring music and dancing, and where both...

Tahu’a

Tahu’a

Tahu’a - A man of religion in Polynesian societies in charge of ritual ceremonies, having a broad knowledge...

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Qi Gong 气功 "Breath control". - Traditional Chinese gymnastics and a science of breathing based on knowledge and...

Sadhu

Sadhu

Sadhu साधु "straight, right, leading straight to goal" – A religious ascetic person in India who has renounced...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture 针灸 - Traditional therapeutic system of Chinese medicine. Its principle consists to preserve or restore health in...

Genpuku

Genpuku

Genpuku元服 – A Japanese coming-of-age ceremony dating back to Nara Period (after a Tang Dynasty Chinese custom) –...

Bocce

Bocce

Bocce or bocci – The traditional maltese ball sport, closely related to the French Petanque, English Bowls and...

Olmecs

Olmecs

Olmecs – One of the oldest civilizations in Mesoamerica (present. Veracruz and Tabasco) – From 1500 BCE to...

Lapita

Lapita

Lapita culture – A prehistoric Pacific Ocean people – Approx. from 1600 BCE to 500 BCE - Ancestors...

Nok

Nok

Nok culture - An early Iron Age population in Northern Nigeria (ab. 1500 BC to 500 AD) -...

Matera

Matera

Matera - a city in Southern Italy - World Heritage Site UNESCO (1993) / European Capital of Culture...

Sapeurs

Sapeurs

Sapeurs - A fashion-movement consisting in dressing somptuously practiced in Brazzaville and Kinshasa.

Fa’afafine

Fa’afafine

Fa'afafine - Samoan biological males who behave in a range of feminine/masculine-gendered ways - Integrated part of Samoan...

Dalits

Dalits

Dalits दलित - A group in India, excluded from the four-fold varna (caste) system and subjected to untouchability.

Naadam

Naadam

Naadam (or eriin gurvan naadam / эрийн гурван наадам) "the three games of men" - Intangible Cultural Heritage...

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar (1936-) - Indian activist and editor - Creator of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological...

Rugby

Rugby

Rugby - A contact team sport which originated in England, consisting in running with the ball in hand

Schemenlaufen

Schemenlaufen

Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity 2010 "...a procession of masked, costumed dancers...

Samarkand

Samarkand

Samarkand (Samarqand) - Crossroads of cultures, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia.

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong ลอยกระทง - A Thai festival... releasing lotus shaped rafts, decorated with candles, incense and flowers onto...

Mahamastakabhisheka

Mahamastakabhisheka

Mahamastakabhisheka महामस्तकाभिषेक - The anointment of the Bahubali Gommateshwara Statue at Shravanabelagola once in every 12 years (Jainism).

Koinobori

Koinobori

Koinobori 鯉のぼり - A traditional event, taking place on May 5th, today Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi, 子供の日).

Geisha

Geisha

Geisha 芸者 - A Japanese woman who can perform the ancient traditions of art, dance and singing.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah חֲנֻכָּה‬ - A Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Inu Hariko

Inu Hariko

Inu hariko 犬張子- A little dog made with papier-maché - symbol of protection in Japan (partic. for children...

Capoeira

Capoeira

Capoeira - UNESCO World Intangible Heritage 2014 - An Afro-Brazilian cultural practice (simultaneously a fight and a dance);

Back to Top