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2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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.

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Results : 584 elements corresponding to 131 countries

Group I113Group II114Group III80Group IV191Group V(a)57Group V(b)51

Group I

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland
Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France
Il-Ftira, culinary art and culture of flattened sourdough bread in MaltaMalta
Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic songGreece
Sauna culture in FinlandFinland
The art of glass beadsItaly – France
The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Wine HorsesSpain

2019

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland
Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making processMexico – Spain
Byzantine chantCyprus – Greece
Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland
Irish harpingIreland
Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festivalBelgium
Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)Norway
Traditional Turkish archeryTurkey
Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the AlpsAustria – Greece – Italy
Winter festivities, Carnival of PodencePortugal

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
HurlingIreland
Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg RegionSweden
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain
The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume compositionFrance

2017

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
RebetikoGreece
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Turkey
Uilleann pipingIreland
Whistled languageTurkey

2016

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustria
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

2014

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece
Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

2013

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey

2012

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

2011

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgium
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2010

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
FlamencoSpain
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Human towersSpain
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
Aubusson tapestryFrance
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain
Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of ValenciaSpain
KaragözTurkey
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
MaloyaFrance
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Patum of BergaSpain
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France

Group II

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Grass mowing competition custom in KupresBosnia and Herzegovina
Handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beadsCzechia
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and cultureAzerbaijan
Pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus Apostle MonasteryIran (Islamic Republic of) – Armenia
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus
Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of ZlakusaSerbia

2019

Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia
Drotárstvo, wire craft and artSlovakia
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Spring rite of Juraŭski KarahodBelarus
Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramicsUkraine

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia
Bobbin lacemaking in SloveniaSlovenia
Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan
Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from MeđimurjeCroatia
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijan

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Turkey

2016

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2015

Bagpipe cultureSlovakia
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologNorth Macedonia
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria

2014

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecNorth Macedonia
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2013

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth Macedonia
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Music of TerchováSlovakia
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine

2012

Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

2011

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungary

2010

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmenia
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Ojkanje singingCroatia
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
DoinaRomania
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

2008

Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria
Căluş ritualRomania
Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Duduk and its musicArmenia
Fujara and its musicSlovakia
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dancesCzechia

Group III

2020

ChamaméArgentina
Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in ParaguayParaguay
Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and NariñoColombia

2019

‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastlinePeru
Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making processMexico – Spain
Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in VenezuelaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil
Music and dance of Dominican BachataDominican Republic
Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia
The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La PazBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2018

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba
La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama

2017

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
PuntoCuba
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru

2016

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

2015

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Baile ChinoChile
Capoeira circleBrazil
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2013

Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

2012

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

2011

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazil
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

2010

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Scissors dancePeru
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

2008

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica
Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazil
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Taquile and its textile artPeru

Group IV

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore
Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang ceremony, rituals and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the oceanChina – Malaysia
PantunIndonesia – Malaysia
Pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus Apostle MonasteryIran (Islamic Republic of) – Armenia
TaijiquanChina
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan
Yeondeunghoe, lantern lighting festival in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2019

'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural valueSamoa
Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwearKyrgyzstan
Buklog, thanksgiving ritual system of the SubanenPhilippines
Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massageThailand
Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet NamViet Nam
SilatMalaysia
Traditional skills of crafting and playing DotārIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customsMongolia
Traditional turkmen carpet making art in TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
Traditions of Pencak SilatIndonesia

2018

Dondang SayangMalaysia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka
Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topographyPakistan
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan
Kumbh MelaIndia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

2016

Chapei Dang VengCambodia
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan
YogaIndia

2015

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Coaxing ritual for camelsMongolia
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

2013

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
Mongolian calligraphyMongolia
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia
Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)
Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongolia
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan
Saman danceIndonesia
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Chhau danceIndia
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Indonesian AngklungIndonesia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
MeshrepChina
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festivalMongolia
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Peking operaChina
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
Ca trù singingViet Nam
ChakkirakoJapan
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
GagakuJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Gesar epic traditionChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Hua’erChina
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
ManasChina
Mazu belief and customsChina
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Qiang New Year festivalChina
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Regong artsChina
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional Ainu danceJapan
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina
Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea
Yueju operaChina

2008

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Baul songsBangladesh
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Guqin and its musicChina
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Kun Qu operaChina
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
Space of gong cultureViet Nam
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia

Group V(a)

2020

Aixan/Gana/Ob#ANS TSI //Khasigu, ancestral musical sound knowledge and skillsNamibia
Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and ZimbabweMalawi – Zimbabwe
Budima danceZambia

2019

Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia
Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria
Morna, musical practice of Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
Rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrineKenya
Sega tambour ChagosMauritius
Seperu folkdance and associated practicesBotswana

2018

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya
Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia
Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawi

2017

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2016

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

2015

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia

2014

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya
Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUganda
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

2013

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUganda
Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

2011

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali

2009

Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

2008

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar

Group V(b)

2020

Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distributionUnited Arab Emirates
Camel racing, a social practice and a festive heritage associated with camelsUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah IslandsTunisia
Handmade weaving in Upper Egypt (Sa'eed)Egypt
Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia
Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
GnawaMorocco
Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose in Al-MrahSyrian Arab Republic
Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitationIraq

2018

As-Samer in JordanJordan
Horse and camel ArdhahOman
Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and TidikeltAlgeria
Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisia
Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic
Traditional hand puppetryEgypt

2017

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates
Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco

2016

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Turkey
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt

2015

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria

2014

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates
Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria

2013

Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)Algeria
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria

2011

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania

2010

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOman

2008

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Iraqi MaqamIraq
Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco
Palestinian HikayePalestine
Song of Sana’aYemen
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