Activities receiving the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at ICH-Emblem@unesco.org.

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Dates: 22/09/2016 - 25/09/2016
Title: 20th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2016
Venue: Lepoglava
Country: Croatia
Organization: City of Lepoglava
 
Dates: 25/08/2016 - 25/08/2016
Title: Traditional Giants Parade (De Traditionele Reuzenommegang ‘Katuit’)
Venue: Dendermonde
Country: Belgium
Organization: Ros Beiaardcomité vzw
 
Dates: 05/08/2016 - 07/08/2016
Title: 301st Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
Venue: Sinj

Chivalric tournament “Alka of Sinj” was founded in 1715. It is being held continuously for three decades in accordance with strictly codified decree, with historic uniform, equipment and weapons. It is a direct reflection of ancient medieval knight competitions, particularly one of “aiming at the ring” (lat. hastiludum, ital. giostra con l’anello, fr. jeu de bagues, deutch Ringstechen). Even though founded on wide European and oriental knightly traditions throughout many centuries Alka tournament of Sinj was a true ethic guidance for its contemporaries, inhabitants of Cetina region. Being transposed into local colour it jealously protects chivalric spirit after so many centuries. At the same time, Alka tournament managed to save until present the authenticity of historical coloring which was interlaced with ancient local, oriental and Venetian influences throughout luxurious clothes and strictly defined rules of competition as well as in specific terminology related to its elements. When combined, they reflect historic coexistence and osmosis of something that may at first glance seem as two different models of civilization.

Country: Croatia
Organization: Alka Knights Community Sinj
 
Dates: 04/07/2016 - 23/07/2016
Title: 50th Anniversary of the ‘Festival of Dalmatian a cappelle singing’, Omiš, 2016
Venue: Omiš, Bol, Komiža, Blato na Korčuli
Country: Croatia
Organization: Festival dalmatinskih klapa Omiš
 
Dates: 01/07/2016 - 31/12/2016
Title: Exposition ‘Être et transmettre, le patrimoine vivant’
Venue: Corte, Musée de la Corse
Country: France
Organization: Collectivité territoriale de Corse
 
Dates: 23/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
Title: National Festival of Folk Art ‘Beraginya 2016’
Venue: Oktyabrsky, Gomel Region
Country: Belarus
Organization: Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Oktyabrsky Executive Committee of Gomel Region
Contact: Svetlana Anatolevna Berezovskaya, Larisa Alekseevna Kazakova
 
Dates: 03/06/2016 - 04/06/2016
Title: 11th Republican Festival of Ethnic Cultures
Venue: Grodno
Country: Belarus
Organization: Republican Government Body
Contact: Svetlov Boris, Minister of Culture
 
Dates: 25/05/2016 - 30/06/2016
Title: Exposition ‘Patrimoines culturels immatériels de l’UNESCO en France’
Venue: Arles, Paris UNESCO, Saint-Junien
Country: France
Organization: France PCI
Contact: Séverine Cachat
 
Dates: 14/05/2016 - 16/05/2016
Title: Whitsun Heritage Festival - International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Venue: Szentendre, Hungary
Country: Hungary
Organization: Hungarian Open Air Museum
Contact: Eszter Csonka-Takács
English/Hungarian 
Dates: 01/05/2016 - 01/06/2016
Title: ‘Tales and legends of my motherland from a grandma’s trunk’, Highs School student’s competition
Venue: Tbilisi
Country: Georgia
Organization: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
 
Dates: 01/04/2016 - 31/08/2016
Title: Summer Solstice Fire Festival in the Pyrenees
Venue: Huesca (Sobrarbe Region)
Country: Spain
Organization: Comarca de Sobrarbe. Sobrarbe Global Geopark
Contact: Enrique Campo Sanz
 
Dates: 20/01/2016 - 20/07/2016
Title: Grandmas Project
Venue: Site internet www.grandmasproject.org

Grandmas Project is a collaborative web-documentary inviting filmmakers to do a short film about their own grandmother, using the transmission of a beloved recipe to question their relationship and the heritage that is being passed down from one generation to another.

Country: France
Organization: Chaï Chaï Films
Contact: Jonas Parienté
 
Dates: 28/11/2015 - 28/11/2015
Title: Colloque scientifique ‘Géants et Dragons processionnels de Belgique et de France (2005-2015) : bilan, enjeux et perspectives’
Venue: Ath, Belgique
Country: Belgium
Organization: Maison des Géants, Ath
Contact: Jean Pierre Ducastelle
 
Dates: 22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
Title: Mestieri e culture che fanno futuro - Mappe di un domani sostenibile tra tradizione e innovazione
Venue: Monza
Country: Italy
Organization: Regione Lombardia - Assessorato alle Culture, Identita e Autonomie
Contact: Sabrina Sammuri
 
Dates: 11/09/2015 - 20/09/2015
Title: 5th International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Venue: Chengdu
Country: China
Organization: Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China; The People’s Government of Sichuan Province; Chinese National Commission for UNESCO
Contact: Du Yue, Secretary General, Chinese National Commission for UNESCO
 
Dates: 08/08/2015 - 17/08/2015
Title: International Festival ‘World Folk Review INTEGRATION’
Venue: Poznań, Poland
Country: Poland
Organization: Stowarzyszenie Kulturalno-Sportowe ‘Integracje’
Contact: Małgorzata Maćkowiak
 
Dates: 07/08/2015 - 09/08/2015
Title: 300th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
Venue: Sinj, Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: Alka Knights’ Community Sinj
Contact: Stipe Jukić, President
English 
Dates: 04/07/2015 - 04/07/2015
Title: Festival ‘Cultures croisées en Ile de France - danses et musiques d’ailleurs
Venue: Maison de l’UNESCO
Country: France
Organization: CIOFF & Cultures croisées en IDF
Contact: Philippe Beaussant
 
Dates: 29/06/2015 - 29/12/2015
Title: Timbre-poste
Venue: Belgium
Country: Belgium
Organization: bpost ‘Stamps & Philately’
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Dates: 23/05/2015 - 25/05/2015
Title: Whitsun Heritage Festival - International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Venue: Szentendre, Hungary
Country: Hungary
Organization: Hungarian Open Air Museum
Contact: Ibolya Bereczki, Director General
English/Hungarian 
Dates: 31/03/2015 - 02/04/2015
Title: Convention for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage and Education : North and West Africa Experience (Meeting)
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey
Organization: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Institute for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Turkish Folklore Research and Application Center
 
Dates: 12/02/2015 - 17/02/2015
Title: Busó Festivities in Mohács
Venue: Mohács, Hungary
Country: Hungary
 
Dates: 24/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
Title: Exposition sur les éléments français inscrits au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’UNESCO
Venue: Paris
Country: France
Organization: France PCI
Contact: Séverine Cachat
 
Dates: 01/11/2014 - 01/05/2015
Title: Traditions of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Georgia (Certificate of high school students’ competition)
Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia
Country: Georgia
Organization: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
English 
Dates: 16/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
Title: 44th CIOFF Congress and the Youth Forum
Venue: Bautzen, Dresden, Germany
Country: Germany
Organization: CIOFF
Contact: Norbert Müller, President CIOFF Germany
 
Dates: 18/09/2014 - 21/09/2014
Title: The 18th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2014
Venue: Lepoglava, Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: City of Lepoglava
Contact: Marjan Škvarić, Mayor
English/Croatian 
Dates: 05/09/2014 - 05/03/2015
Title: Postage stamp
Venue: Armenia
Country: Armenia
Organization: Ministries of Culture and Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with ‘HayPost’ SISC
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Dates: 01/08/2014 - 03/08/2014
Title: 299th Sinjska Alka Knights’ Tournament
Venue: Sinj, Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: Alka Knights’ Community Sinj
Contact: Stipe Jukić, President
 
Dates: 07/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
Title: Whitsun Festivities - International Gathering of Intangible Heritage
Venue: Szentendre
Country: Hungary
Organization: Hungarian Open Air Museum
Contact: Eszter Csonka-Takács
 
Dates: 01/05/2014 - 31/12/2015
Title: Touring exhibition ‘Ride of the Kings in the South-East of the Czech Republic’
Venue: Prague, Strážnice, Huk, Kunovice, Skoronice, Vlčnov
Country: Czech Republic
Organization: National Institute of Folk Culture
Contact: Jan Krist, Director
English/Czech 
Dates: 25/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
Title: Festival Aklapela
Venue: Dubrovnik Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: Udruga AKLAPELA
Contact: Ksenija Matić, President
English/Croatian 
Dates: 18/12/2013 - 27/07/2016
Title: Soirée culturelle de l’ensemble folklorique slovaque SLUK
Venue: Maison de l’UNESCO, Salle 1
Country: Slovakia
Organization: La Délégation permanente de la République slovaque auprès de l’UNESCO
 
Dates: 12/11/2013 - 16/11/2013
Title: International Congress of Flamenco
Venue: Palacio de Congresos (Conference Centre) in Cordoba - Spain
Country: Spain
Organization: Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco
 
Dates: 26/10/2013 - 26/10/2013
Title: 43 CIOFF World Congress
Venue: Zacatecas, Mexico
Country: Mexico
Organization: Consejo internacional de organizationes de festivales folkloricos y las artes tradicionales. ong socio oficial de la UNESCO
Contact: 2013-09-10
 
Dates: 16/10/2013 - 21/10/2013
Title: CIOFF XVII International Folk Festival Bosiljkovanje
Venue: Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organization: Kulturno – umjetničko društvo mladih
Contact: Tomo Nagradić – president
English 
Dates: 14/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
Title: Atelier du Langage Sifflé du patrimoine de la Gomera
Venue: Couvent de Santo Domingo. San Cristébal de La Laguna (Tenerife, îles Canaries, Espagne)
Country: Spain
Organization: Gouvernement des îles Canaries. Ministère de culture, des sports, des politiques sociales et du logement. Direction Générale de la Coopération et du Patrimoine culturel
Contact: Juan Manuel Castaneda Contreras
 
Dates: 02/10/2013 - 06/10/2013
Title: Activities related to the 10th anniversary
Venue: Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
English 
Dates: 26/09/2013 - 15/10/2013
Title: First Flamenco Exhibition
Venue: Teatro Central in Seville
Country: Spain
Organization: Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco
Spanish 
Dates: 19/09/2013 - 22/09/2013
Title: The 17th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2013, Croatia
Venue: Lepoglava
Country: Croatia
Organization: City of Lepoglava
English 
Dates: 31/08/2013 - 15/09/2013
Title: Leuven Age Set ritual festivities
Venue: Leuven, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Organization: vzw Koninklijk Verbond der Jaaгtallen Leuven
English/Dutch 
Dates: 02/08/2013 - 04/08/2013
Title: 298th Sinjska Alka knights’ tournament
Venue: SINJ
Country: Croatia
Organization: ALKA KNIGHTS’ COMMUNITY SINJ
English 
Dates: 19/07/2013 - 29/07/2013
Title: Festival “Les cultures du monde”
Venue: Gannat
Country: France
Organization: Association Nationale Culture & Traditions
Contact: Pierre-Julien Canonne
French 
Dates: 03/07/2013 - 27/07/2016
Title: Les Canaries et l’Afrique. Une coopération au développement à travers le patrimoine culturel immatériel.
Venue: Siège de Maison Afrique. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Îles Canaries. Espagne
Country: Spain
Organization: Gouvernement des îles Canaries
Contact: Juan Manuel Castaneda Contreras
French 
Dates: 01/07/2013 - 01/07/2013
Title: Celebration event on “Ichapekene Piesta”
Venue: San Ignacio de Moxos
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Organization: MINISTËRE DE CULTURES ET TOURISME
 
Dates: 25/06/2013 - 29/06/2013
Title: International folklore festival FOLKART
Venue: Maribor
Country: Slovenia
Organization: Cultural Centre Narodni Dom Maribor
Contact: Mrs. Alenka Klemencic
English 
Dates: 10/06/2013 - 10/06/2013
Title: ‛Peacock Variations’ Gala Evening
Venue: Paris, France
Country: Hungary
English 
Dates: 17/05/2013 - 20/05/2013
Title: Whitsun Festivities - Resubmission
Venue: Szentendre
Country: Hungary
Organization: Hungarian Open Air Museum
English 
Dates: 12/04/2013 - 23/11/2013
Title: Cadre Noir: various activities in France and Belgium
Venue: Paris, French regions, Brussels
Country: France
Organization: Ecole Nationale d’Equitation
French 
Dates: 20/03/2013 - 29/06/2013
Title: Festival de l’Imaginaire
Venue: Paris et regions dans differents lieux
Country: France
Organization: Maison des Cultures du Monde
Contact: Arwad Esber - Directrice
French 
Dates: 11/11/2012 - 12/11/2012
Title: Houtem Jaarmarkt - annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem
Venue: the village square of Sint-Lievenshoutem, Belgium
Country: Belgium
Organization: Municipality of Sint-Lievens-Houtem
Contact: Mrs. Nele Buys
 
Dates: 19/10/2012 - 21/10/2012
Title: Les musicales du Cadre Noir
Venue: Ecole Nationale d’Equitation
Country: France
Organization: Ecole Nationale d’Equitation-Cadre Noir
 
Dates: 24/09/2012 - 25/09/2012
Title: Collaboration of museum communities and governemental bodies in developong the intangible cultural heritage
Venue: Azerbaijani Carpet Museum
Country: Azerbaijan
Organization: Azerbaijani Carpet Weavers’ Union
English 
Dates: 20/09/2012 - 23/09/2012
Title: The 16th International Lace Festival, Lepoglava 2012, Croatia
Venue: Lepoglava, Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: City of Lepoglava
English 
Dates: 03/08/2012 - 05/08/2012
Title: Alka knight community Sinj
Venue: SINJ
Country: Croatia
Organization: ALKA KNIGHT COMMUNITY SINJ
Contact: IVAN NASIC,
English 
Dates: 03/06/2012 - 03/06/2012
Title: Premier Forum de chercheurs du PCI
Venue: Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
Country: France
Organization: Maison des Cultures du Monde
Contact: Chèrif Khaznadar
French 
Dates: 26/05/2012 - 28/05/2012
Title: Whilsun Festivities
Venue: Hunganan Open Air Museum. S~entendr•. Hungary
Country: Hungary
Organization: Hunganan Open Air Museum
English 
Dates: 17/05/2012 - 17/05/2012
Title: the Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium
Venue: procession in the historic city centre of Bruges
Country: Belgium
Organization: Heilig Bloedprocessie vzw
English 
Dates: 12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012
Title: Exhibition devoted to the Croatian elements inscribed on the Lists
Venue: National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Country: Croatia
Organization: Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of Croatia
Contact: Croatian Commission for UNESCO
 
Dates: 12/04/2012 - 30/04/2012
Title: Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
Venue: National park Dunav-Drava, Memorial Center, Mohacs, Hungary
Country: Croatia
Organization: Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture,Republic of
 
Dates: 09/03/2012 - 29/03/2012
Title: Exhibition Croatian Intangible Heritage on UNESCO’s List
Venue: Palacio Porcia, Vienna, Austria
Country: Croatia
Organization: Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture.Republic of
 
Dates: 22/09/2011 - 25/09/2011
Title: 15th International Lace Festival Lepoglava 2011
Venue: Lepoglava, Croatia
Country: Croatia
Organization: Croatian Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Culture
Contact: Croatian Commission for UNESCO
English 
Dates: 05/08/2011 - 07/08/2011
Title: Sinjska Alka Knights Tournament
Venue: Sinj
Country: Croatia
Organization: Chivalric Society of the Alka
Contact: Croatian Comission for UNESCO
English