Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices








Results : 23 element(s)

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

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2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus