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

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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Results : 18 elements corresponding to 14 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Carnival of GranvilleFrance

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
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