Evaluation of nominations for inscription in 2012 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (item 11 on the agenda)

Below are the nominations to be evaluated by the Committee for possible inscription in 2012 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, in accordance with the procedures established in the Operational Directives for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Each nomination includes (i) a nomination form ICH-02, (ii) evidence of consent from the communities concerned, (iii) ten photos and (iv) a short video.

The recommendations of the Subsidiary Body for the inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012 are available in document ITH/12/7.COM/11 (English|French).

Files (36)
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Algeria

EN: Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen

FR: Les rites et les savoir-faire artisanaux associés à la tradition du costume nuptial de Tlemcen

Representative List

File reference: 668

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 6 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/French 6 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:French/Arabic 6 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘The Rituals and the Craft Skills linked to the Tradition of the Tlemcen Bridal Costume’ (10:22):Arabic (subtitles in English) 6 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.1:English|French
11.2 
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Armenia

EN: Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'

FR: L’interprétation de l’épopée arménienne « Les enragés de Sassoun » ou « David de Sassoun »

Representative List

File reference: 743

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French25 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:Armenian/English25 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:Armenian25 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Video about Hayrik Muradian, Hayk Kirakossian, Ararat Sarkissian, Artyom Gharibyan’ (09:50):Armenian25 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.2:English|French
11.3 
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Austria

EN: Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, Austria

FR: Schemenlaufen, le carnaval d’Imst, Autriche

Representative List

File reference: 726

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French22 Mar 2012
Consent of communities:German/English26 Mar 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Imster Fasnacht’ (10:12):German (subtitles in English)26 Mar 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.3:English|French
11.4 
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Azerbaijan

EN: Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrument

FR: La facture et la pratique musicale du tar, instrument à cordes à long manche

Representative List

File reference: 671

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 9 May 2012
Consent of communities:Azerbaijani/English28 Mar 2011
ICH inventory:English28 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘The art of Azerbaijani tar performing ’ (10:33):Azerbaijani (subtitles in English)28 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.4:English|French
11.5 
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Belarus

EN: Shapavalstva (felt-making) and Katrushnitski Lemezen’: a traditional craft and the unique jargon of the Belarusian felt-makers

FR: Le Shapavalstva (fabrication du feutre) et le Katrushnitski Lemezen’ : artisanat traditionnel et jargon unique des artisans du feutre bélarussiens

Representative List

File reference: 851

Note: Withdrawn at the request of submitting State

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French15 Feb 2012
Consent of communities:English/Belarusian 6 Jun 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Technological process for producing sheep wool felt boots (valenki)’ (09:58):Belarusian31 Mar 2010
Draft decision 7.COM 11.5:English|French
11.6 
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Belgium

EN: Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse

FR: Les marches de l’Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse

Representative List

File reference: 670

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French15 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:French23 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Les marches folkloriques de l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse’ (09:51):French 4 Sep 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.6:English|French
11.7 
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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

EN: Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos

FR: L’Ichapekene Piesta, la plus grande fête de Saint Ignace de Moxos

Representative List

File reference: 627

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French14 May 2012
Consent of communities:Spanish14 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Ichapekene Piesta. La fiesta mayor de San Ignacio de Moxos’ (10:03):French|Spanish 7 Jun 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.7:English|French
11.8 
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Brazil

EN: Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife

FR: Le frevo, arts du spectacle du Carnaval de Recife

Representative List

File reference: 603

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 7 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:Portuguese/English 3 Jan 2011
ICH inventory:Portuguese 3 Jan 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Frevo’ (10:48):Portuguese (subtitles in English)14 Jun 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.8:English|French
11.9 
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Colombia

EN: Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó

FR: Le festival de Saint François d’Assise, Quibdó

Representative List

File reference: 640

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French23 May 2012
Consent of communities - i) Statements Summons, ii) Personalized Statements, iii) Standard Statements, iv) Qualitative Interviews:Spanish/English23 May 2012
ICH inventory - Resolution No. 1895 including the Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi on the national ICH Representative List and approving the Special Safeguarding Plan:Spanish23 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Festival of St. Francis of Assisi. Quibdó (Fiesta de San Francisco de Asís, Quibdó)’ (10:52):Spanish (subtitles in English)23 May 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.9:English|French
11.10 
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Croatia

EN: Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia

FR: La klapa, chant à plusieurs voix de Dalmatie, Croatie méridionale

Representative List

File reference: 746

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 7 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:Croatian/English31 Mar 2011
ICH inventory:Croatian 7 Jun 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Dalmatian klapa singing - the multipart singing from Southern Croatia ’ (09:54):English 4 Apr 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.10:English|French
11.11 
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Cuba

EN: Repentismo, the art of improvising poetry in song with musical accompaniment

FR: Le repentismo, art de l’improvisation poétique chantée avec accompagnement musical

Representative List

File reference: 638

Note: Withdrawn at the request of submitting State

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French25 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/Spanish29 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Repentismo : Punto cubano’ (09:24):Spanish (subtitles in English)29 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.11:English|French
11.12 
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Ecuador

EN: Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat

FR: Le tissage traditionnel du chapeau de paille toquilla équatorien

Representative List

File reference: 729

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French23 Mar 2012
Consent of communities:French/Spanish23 Mar 2012
ICH inventory:French/Spanish23 Mar 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Une histoire de toquilla’ (10:53):Spanish (subtitles in English) 4 Apr 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.12:English|French
11.13 
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France

EN: Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany

FR: Le fest-noz, rassemblement festif basé sur la pratique collective des danses traditionnelles de Bretagne

Representative List

File reference: 707

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 5 Jun 2012
Consent of communities - local authorities:French31 Mar 2011
Consent of communities - Drawings of children:Breton31 Mar 2011
Consent of communities - individuals:French31 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Fest-noz’ (08:45):English|French| Breton31 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.13:English|French
11.14 
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Greece

EN: Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios

FR: Le savoir-faire de la culture du mastiha à l’île de Chios

Representative List

File reference: 741

Note: Referred

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 3 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:French/Greek 3 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Le savoir-faire de la culture de mastiha à l'île de Chios’ (10:17):French 3 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.14:English|French
11.15 
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Hungary

EN: Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional community

FR: L’art populaire des Matyo, la broderie d’une communauté traditionnelle

Representative List

File reference: 633

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French23 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:Hungarian/English23 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:Hungarian/English 9 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Matyó Heritage: Embroidery, Costumes and Folklore of a Traditional Community’ (07:32):English31 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.15:English|French
11.16 
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India

EN: Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India

FR: Le chant bouddhique du Ladakh : récitation de textes sacrés bouddhiques dans la région transhimalayenne du Ladakh, Jammu-et-Cachemire, Inde

Representative List

File reference: 839

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French16 Jan 2012
Consent of communities:English 1 Sep 2009
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Buddhist Chanting of Ladakh’ (10:05):English 1 Sep 2009
Draft decision 7.COM 11.16:English|French
11.17 
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Iran (Islamic Republic of)

EN: Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān

FR: Les rituels Qālišuyān de Mašhad-e Ardehāl à Kāšān

Representative List

File reference: 580

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French12 Jun 2012
Consent of communities - Scroll (3 m) bearing original signature of community members :English/Persian12 Jun 2012
Consent of communities - video showing community members signing the consent scroll:Persian12 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:English/Persian12 Jun 2012
ICH inventory:English/Persian12 Jun 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān’ (10:01):English12 Jun 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.17:English|French
11.18 
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Italy

EN: Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona

FR: Le savoir-faire traditionnel du violon à Crémone

Representative List

File reference: 719

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 4 May 2012
Consent of communities:Italian/English 4 May 2012
ICH inventory - REIL (Register of Intangible Heritage of Lombardy Region):Italian 4 May 2012
ICH inventory - 15 BDI cards:Italian 4 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘"Liuteria" Traditional violin craftsmanship of Cremona (English version) ’ (10:00):English|Italian17 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.18:English|French
11.19 
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Japan

EN: Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festival

FR: Le Nachi no Dengaku, art religieux du spectacle pratiqué lors de la « fête du feu de Nachi »

Representative List

File reference: 413

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 7 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:Japanese/English 7 Jun 2012
ICH inventory:English28 Aug 2009
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Nachi no Dengaku’ (09:59):Japanese (subtitled in English)28 Aug 2009
Draft decision 7.COM 11.19:English|French
11.20 
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Mali

EN: Coming forth of the masks and puppets in Markala

FR: La sortie des masques et marionnettes de Markala

Representative List

File reference: 739

Note: Referred

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French10 May 2012
Consent of communities:French10 May 2012
ICH inventory:French10 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘La Danse des masques et marionnettes de Markala’ (10:00):French10 May 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.20:English|French
11.21 
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Mali - Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire

EN: Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire

FR: Les pratiques et expressions culturelles liées au balafon des communautés Sénoufo du Mali, du Burkina Faso et de Côte d’Ivoire

Representative List

File reference: 849

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French28 Feb 2012
Consent of communities - Côte d'Ivoire:French28 Feb 2012
Consent of communities - Burkina Faso:French20 Sep 2010
Consent of communities - Mali:French31 Aug 2010
ICH inventory - Côte d'Ivoire:French28 Feb 2012
ICH inventory - Burkina Faso:French31 Aug 2010
ICH inventory - Mali:French15 Jul 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Le Ncegele, Balafon pentatonique de l'espace culturel des communautés Sénoufo et cohabitants du Mali, du Burkina Faso et de la Côte d'Ivoire’ (17:44):French 6 Sep 2010
Draft decision 7.COM 11.21:English|French
11.22 
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Mongolia

EN: Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting

FR: Le tir aux osselets mongol

Representative List

File reference: 714

Note: Withdrawn at the request of submitting State

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 5 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:English/Mongolian30 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Mongolian National Knucklebone Shooting’ (10:15):English30 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.22:English|French
11.23 
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Morocco

EN: Cherry festival in Sefrou

FR: Le festival des cerises de Sefrou

Representative List

File reference: 641

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 7 May 2012
Consent of communities:French31 Mar 2011
ICH inventory:French31 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘The lord of festivals of Morocco - The feast of the Cherry’ (09:59):French (subtitled in English) 7 May 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.23:English|French
11.24 
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Niger

EN: Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger

FR: Pratiques et expressions de la parenté à plaisanterie au Niger

Representative List

File reference: 738

Note: Referred

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 3 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:French10 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:French10 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘La Parenté à Plaisanterie’ (09:50):French 4 Jun 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.24:English|French
11.25 
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Oman

EN: Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetry

FR: Al ‘azi, élégie, marche processionnelle et poésie

Representative List

File reference: 850

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French13 Feb 2012
Consent of communities:English/Arabic27 Aug 2009
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Al Azi’ (06:10):Arabic (subtitled in English)27 Aug 2009
Draft decision 7.COM 11.25:English|French
11.26 
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Oman - United Arab Emirates

EN: Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates

FR: Al-Ayyala, un art du spectacle traditionnel dans le Sultanat d'Oman et les Émirats arabes unis

Representative List

File reference: 740

Note: Referred

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French23 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/Arabic17 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:Arabic17 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Al-Ayala: a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates’ (09:14):English17 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.26:English|French
11.27 
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Republic of Korea

EN: Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea

FR: L’Arirang, chant lyrique traditionnel en République de Corée

Representative List

File reference: 445

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 1 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:Korean/English 7 Jun 2012
ICH inventory:Korean 7 Jun 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Arirang’ (10:59):English 7 Jun 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.27:English|French
11.28 
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Romania

EN: Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics

FR: Le savoir-faire de la céramique traditionnelle de Horezu

Representative List

File reference: 610

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French30 May 2012
Consent of communities:French/Romanian30 May 2012
ICH inventory:French/Romanian30 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Le savoir-faire de la céramique traditionnelle de Horezu’ (09:29):French30 May 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.28:English|French
11.29 
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Saudi Arabia

EN: Alardhah Alnajdiyah, Saudi Arabian dance, drumming and poetry

FR: Alardhah Alnajdiyah, danse, tambourinage et poème d’Arabie saoudite

Representative List

File reference: 676

Note: Withdrawn at the request of submitting State

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French13 Jun 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Alardh Alnajdih dance’ (10:37):Arabic25 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.29:English|French
11.30 
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Spain

EN: Fiesta of the patios in Cordova

FR: La fête des patios de Cordoue

Representative List

File reference: 846

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French10 Feb 2012
Consent of communities:English/French/Spanish10 Feb 2012
Consent of communities:English/French/Spanish10 Feb 2012
ICH inventory:English|French| Spanish10 Feb 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘The Fiesta of the Patios in Cordova’ (06:30):Spanish (subtitles in English)10 Feb 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.30:English|French
11.31 
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The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

EN: Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec

FR: Le kopatchkata, danse communautaire du village de Dramtche, Pianets

Representative List

File reference: 736

Note: Referred

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French15 May 2012
Consent of communities:Macedonian/English 1 Apr 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Nomination of the Kopachkata Male social dance of village Dramche, Pijanec’ (09:00):English 1 Apr 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.31:English|French
11.32 
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Turkey

EN: Mesir Macunu festival

FR: Les festivités du Mesir Macunu

Representative List

File reference: 642

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French 4 Jun 2012
Consent of communities:Turkish/English19 Jun 2012
ICH inventory:English30 Mar 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Mesir Macunu Festivities’ (07:11):Turkish30 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.32:English|French
11.33 
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United Arab Emirates - Austria - Belgium - Czech Republic - France - Hungary - Republic of Korea - Mongolia - Morocco - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Spain - Syrian Arab Republic

EN: Falconry, a living human heritage

FR: La fauconnerie, un patrimoine humain vivant

Representative List

File reference: 732

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French17 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/Flemish/Czech/French/ Hungarian/Korean/Mongolian/Arabic/Spanish17 Apr 2012
ICH inventory - UAE:English17 Apr 2012
ICH inventory - Qatar:English15 May 2012
ICH inventory - Saudi Arabia:English/Arabic 1 Apr 2011
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Falconry - our Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (09:46):English17 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.33:English|French
11.34 
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United Arab Emirates - Oman

EN: Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman

FR: Al-Taghrooda, poésie chantée traditionnelle des Bédouins dans les Émirats arabes unis et le Sultanat d’Oman

Representative List

File reference: 744

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French23 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/Arabic17 Apr 2012
ICH inventory:Arabic17 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Al Taghrooda, a traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman’ (09:50):English17 Apr 2012
Draft decision 7.COM 11.34:English|French
11.35 
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Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

EN: Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi

FR: Les diables danseurs de Corpus Christi du Venezuela

Representative List

File reference: 639

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French17 Apr 2012
Consent of communities:English/Spanish24 Mar 2011
ICH inventory:Spanish17 Apr 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘Diablos Danzantes de Corpus Christi Venezuela ’ (10:40):Spanish (subtitles in English)24 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.35:English|French
11.36 
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Viet Nam

EN: Worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ

FR: Le culte des rois Hùng à Phú Thọ

Representative List

File reference: 735

Note: Inscribed

Nomination form ICH-02:English|French15 May 2012
Consent of communities:English|French| |Vietnamese31 Mar 2011
ICH inventory:English/French/Vietnamese15 May 2012
Mandatory photographs:Slideshow
Film ‘The worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ ’ (10:03):English|French| Vietnamese30 Mar 2011
Draft decision 7.COM 11.36:English|French