Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

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.

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

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 66 elements corresponding to 39 countries

Argentina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina2015

Azerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan2008
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan2015

Bangladesh

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh2013

Belgium

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium2010
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium2012

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)2008
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)2017
The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La PazBolivia (Plurinational State of)2019

Brazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil2012
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil2008

Cambodia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia2008

China

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina2009
Yueju operaChina2009

Colombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia2009
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia2008
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia2012

Croatia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia2009
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia2010

Cuba

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Tumba FrancesaCuba2008
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba2016

Cyprus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus2011

Czechia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia2011
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia2010

Dominican Republic

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic2008
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic2016

Egypt

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional hand puppetryEgypt2018

Estonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania2008

France

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance2009
Carnival of GranvilleFrance2016
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance2012
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance2013

Germany

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany2017

Greece

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece2016
RebetikoGreece2017

Hungary

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary2009

India

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia2008
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia2008

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)2017
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)2010

Iraq

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq2016

Ireland

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Uilleann pipingIreland2017

Italy

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy2017
Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly2019
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly2008

Japan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

DaimokutateJapan2009

Latvia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania2008

Lithuania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania2008

Mexico

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico2018
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico2011
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico2010

Morocco

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco2012
GnawaMorocco2019

Peru

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru2014

Poland

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland2018

Republic of Korea

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea2009
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea2008

Serbia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia2017

Spain

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain2011
FlamencoSpain2010
Patum of BergaSpain2008
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain2018

Switzerland

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland2017
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland2016

Syrian Arab Republic

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic2018

Ukraine

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramicsUkraine2019

Yemen

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Song of Sana’aYemen2008
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