The footprint we leave behind for the next generations to mark our path through this world.

Culture is a group's values, traditions, art, etc.

Heritage is a group's history of their values, traditions, achievements, etc.

Cultural Heritage is the expressive lifestyle that is passed down from generation to generation

Bayou Pigeon Heritage Association

Cultural heritage is both tangible and intangible.

Tangible elements include: art, memorabilia and artifacts, clothing, food, physical spaces, products, agriculture, landscapes, buildings, and photographs. Intangible elements of cultural heritage include: customs and traditions, values and beliefs, language, achievements, history, religion, activities, and skills..

Cultural heritage can only be successfully preserved if individuals value and subsequently transmit culture to the next generation. Cultural heritage is important because it is a core element of an individual's identity. Additionally, it increases feelings of belonging and access to groups or communities; it preserves history and culture; and it is a direct connection to the past and an individual's ancestors.

It begins with understanding the heritage. Only then may we begin to value it. When individuals enjoy, understand, value, and care about their cultural heritage, it can be passed on to other generations, allowing for its future observance and practice.

Cultural Heritage stimulates pride in one's history.

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