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 : 29 elements corresponding to 26 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
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
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

ChakkirakoJapan
Chinese paper-cutChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
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