N°08337
Element Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus (China)
Inscribed in 2013 (8.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: Zhuazhou, a long-standing rite of passages throughout China, telling a child's fortune by placing various objects before him and letting him choose one on his one-year-old birthday, amongst others the abacus is the top necessary one, embodying wisdom and fortune.