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.

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The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.







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2022

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Al Sadu Educational Programme: Train the trainers in the art of weavingKuwait
Portuguese-Galician border ICH: a safeguarding model created by Ponte...nas ondas!Portugal – Spain
Strategy for safeguarding traditional crafts: The Bearers of Folk Craft Tradition programmeCzechia
Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of traditional games and sportsItaly – Belgium – Croatia – Cyprus – France

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al Talli, traditional embroidery skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Ancestral system of knowledge of the four indigenous peoples, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogui and Wiwa of the Sierra Nevada de Santa MartaColombia
Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette breadFrance
Bear festivities in the PyreneesAndorra – France
Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of lifeSlovenia
Crafting and playing the OudIran (Islamic Republic of) – Syrian Arab Republic
Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesUnited Arab Emirates – Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – Yemen
Festivity of Saint Tryphon and the Kolo (chain dance) of Saint Tryphon, traditions of Croats from Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor) who live in the Republic of CroatiaCroatia
Furyu-odori, ritual dances imbued with people’s hopes and prayersJapan
Holy Week in GuatemalaGuatemala
Hungarian string band traditionHungary
Kun Lbokator, traditional martial arts in CambodiaCambodia
Lipizzan horse breeding traditionsAustria – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Croatia – Hungary – Italy – Romania – Slovakia – Slovenia
Orteke, traditional performing art in Kazakhstan: dance, puppet and musicKazakhstan
Pehlevanliq culture: traditional zorkhana games, sports and wrestlingAzerbaijan
Pyongyang Raengmyon customDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Straw weaving in Belarus, art, craft and skillsBelarus
Talchum, mask dance drama in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Telling tradition of Nasreddin Hodja/ Molla Nesreddin/ Molla Ependi/ Apendi/ Afendi Kozhanasyr AnecdotesAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Tajikistan – Türkiye – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
The art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder (altiţă) — an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRomania – Republic of Moldova
The practice of Modern Dance in GermanyGermany

2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qudoud al-HalabiyaSyrian Arab Republic
Arabic calligraphy: knowledge, skills and practicesSaudi Arabia – Algeria – Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
Art of Xòe dance of the Tai people in Viet NamViet Nam
Bakhshi artUzbekistan
Ceebu Jën, a culinary art of SenegalSenegal
Community festivities in Campo MaiorPortugal
Congolese rumbaDemocratic Republic of the Congo – Congo
Corso culture, flower and fruit parades in the NetherlandsNetherlands
Cultural Heritage of Boka Navy Kotor: a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityMontenegro
Dances and expressions associated with the Corpus Christi FestivityPanama
Dutar making craftsmanship and traditional music performing art combined with singingTurkmenistan
FalakTajikistan
Falconry, a living human heritageUnited Arab Emirates – Austria – Belgium – Croatia – Czechia – France – Germany – Hungary – Ireland – Italy – Kazakhstan – Republic of Korea – Kyrgyzstan – Mongolia – Morocco – Netherlands – Pakistan – Poland – Portugal – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Slovakia – Spain – Syrian Arab Republic
Festive cycle around the devotion and worship towards Saint John the Baptist Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
FjiriBahrain
Flower carpets tradition for Corpus Christi processionsPoland
GamelanIndonesia
Grand Festival of TarijaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Hüsn-i Hat, traditional calligraphy in Islamic art in TurkeyTürkiye
Inuit drum dancing and singingDenmark
Joumou soupHaiti
Kaustinen fiddle playing and related practices and expressions Finland
L-Għana, a Maltese folksong traditionMalta
Malagasy Kabary, the Malagasy oratorical artMadagascar
MoutyaSeychelles
Namur stilt joustingBelgium
Nora, dance drama in southern ThailandThailand
Nordic clinker boat traditionsDenmark – Finland – Iceland – Norway – Sweden
Ornek, a Crimean Tatar ornament and knowledge about itUkraine
Pasillo, song and poetryEcuador
Pottery-related values, knowledge, lore and practices of the Awajún peoplePeru
SongketMalaysia
TbouridaMorocco
The art of embroidery in Palestine, practices, skills, knowledge and ritualsPalestine
Traditional craft skills and arts of Al-NaoorIraq
Traditional craftsmanship of making Dumbara Ratā KalālaSri Lanka
Truffle hunting and extraction in Italy, traditional knowledge and practiceItaly
Visoko multipart singing from Dolen and Satovcha, South-western BulgariaBulgaria

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Building and use of expanded dugout boats in the Soomaa regionEstonia
Carolinian wayfinding and canoe makingMicronesia (Federated States of)
Cultural practices and expressions linked to the 'M’Bolon', a traditional musical percussion instrumentMali
Tais, traditional textileTimor-Leste

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

National programme to safeguard the traditional art of calligraphy in IranIran (Islamic Republic of)
Nomad games, rediscovering heritage, celebrating diversityKyrgyzstan
Success story of promoting traditional foods and safeguarding traditional foodways in KenyaKenya
The School of Living Traditions (SLT)Philippines

2020

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Aixan/Gana/Ob#ANS TSI //Khasigu, ancestral musical sound knowledge and skillsNamibia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distributionUnited Arab Emirates
Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and ZimbabweMalawi – Zimbabwe
Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Uzbekistan
Budima danceZambia
Camel racing, a social practice and a festive heritage associated with camelsUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
ChamaméArgentina
Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah IslandsTunisia
Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France
Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore
Il-Ftira, culinary art and culture of flattened sourdough bread in MaltaMalta
Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia
Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy
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
The art of glass beadsItaly – France
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye
Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan
Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus
Yeondeunghoe, lantern lighting festival in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of ZlakusaSerbia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovationGermany – Austria – France – Norway – Switzerland
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic songGreece
The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguardingFrance

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia
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
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil
Drotárstvo, wire craft and artSlovakia
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland
Irish harpingIreland
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria
Morna, musical practice of Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)Norway
SilatMalaysia
Traditional skills of crafting and playing DotārIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional Turkish archeryTürkiye
Traditions of Pencak SilatIndonesia
Winter festivities, Carnival of PodencePortugal

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in VenezuelaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Buklog, thanksgiving ritual system of the SubanenPhilippines

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

As-Samer in JordanJordan
Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus
Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgia
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Türkiye
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina
Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisia
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia
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
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya
Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodia
Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic
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 hand puppetryEgypt

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg RegionSweden

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab Emirates
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco
Whistled languageTürkiye

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru
Uilleann pipingIreland
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgaria
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTürkiye
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan
YogaIndia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatia
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
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUganda

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Bagpipe cultureSlovakia
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologNorth Macedonia
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUganda
Manufacture of cowbellsPortugal

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon
Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Baile ChinoChile
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTürkiye
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenya
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgium

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine
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

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpain

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian calligraphyMongolia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
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
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexico

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTürkiye
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeru
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongolia
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Saman danceIndonesia
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMali
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Fandango's Living MuseumBrazil
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpain
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungary

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Chhau danceIndia
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
FlamencoSpain
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
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTürkiye
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
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)
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Peking operaChina
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTürkiye
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTürkiye
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina
Ojkanje singingCroatia
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTürkiye
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
DaimokutateJapan
GagakuJapan
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Gesar epic traditionChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Hua’erChina
KaragözTürkiye
Katta AshulaUzbekistan
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
MaloyaFrance
ManasChina
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
NanyinChina
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
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
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea
Yueju operaChina

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongolia
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina
Traditional music of the TsuurMongolia

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain
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
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt
Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTürkiye
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Baul songsBangladesh
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Guqin and its musicChina
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Kabuki theatreJapan
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal