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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2023

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ancestral and traditional techniques for the elaboration of the 'Poncho Para'i de 60 Listas', from the city of Piribebuy, Republic of ParaguayParaguay
Ingoma Ya MapikoMozambique
Mek MulungMalaysia
XeedhoDjibouti

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Man’ouché, an emblematic culinary practice in LebanonLebanon
Art of Akhal-Teke horse breeding and traditions of horses' decorationTurkmenistan
Art of illumination: Təzhib/Tazhib/Zarhalkori/Tezhip/NaqqoshlikAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Tajikistan – Türkiye – Uzbekistan
Bolero: identity, emotion and poetry turned into songCuba – Mexico
Ch'utillos, the Festival of San Bartolomé and San Ignacio de Loyola, the meeting of cultures in PotosíBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Craftsmanship and performing art of balaban/meyAzerbaijan – Türkiye
Dabkeh, traditional dance in PalestinePalestine
Elechek, Kyrgyz female headwear: traditional knowledge and ritualsKyrgyzstan
Garba of GujaratIndia
Harees dish: know-how, skills and practicesUnited Arab Emirates – Oman – Saudi Arabia
Hiragasy, a performing art of the Central Highlands of MadagascarMadagascar
Iftar/Eftari/Iftar/Iftor and its socio-cultural traditionsAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Uzbekistan
JunkanooBahamas
Mahadra, a community system for transmission of traditional knowledge and oral expressionsMauritania
Malhun, a popular poetic and musical artMorocco
Maltese Village Festa, an annual community celebrationMalta
Midwifery: knowledge, skills and practicesColombia – Cyprus – Germany – Kyrgyzstan – Luxembourg – Nigeria – Slovenia – Togo
Nguon, rituals of governance and associated expressions in the Bamoun communityCameroon
Polonaise, traditional Polish dancePoland
Procession and celebrations of Prophet Mohammed's birthday in SudanSudan
Rotterdam Summer CarnivalNetherlands
Sadeh/Sada celebrationIran (Islamic Republic of) – Tajikistan
Sango Festival, OyoNigeria
Shuwalid festivalEthiopia
Sodai straw garden making in LithuaniaLithuania
Sona, drawings and geometric figures on sandAngola
Songkran in Thailand, traditional Thai New Year festivalThailand
The practice of opera singing in ItalyItaly
Traditional craft skills and arts of Al-Mudhif buildingIraq
Traditional wooden boatbuilding in Carriacou and Petite MartiniqueGrenada
Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestockAlbania – Andorra – Austria – Croatia – France – Greece – Italy – Luxembourg – Romania – Spain

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

ICH safeguarding practices program for the cultural and ecologic Sea Turtle Festival of ArmilaPanama
Nyckelharpa network, an innovative dissemination of a music and instrument-building tradition with roots in SwedenSweden
Program for the safeguarding of the Bandos and Parrandas of the Holy Innocents of Caucagua: nuclei of initiation and transmission of wisdoms and community councilsVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Safeguarding foster care heritage in the merciful city of Geel: a community-based care modelBelgium

2022

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Culture of Ukrainian borscht cookingUkraine
Xhubleta, skills, craftsmanship and forms of usageAlbania

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Khanjar, craft skills and social practicesOman
Al-Mansaf in Jordan, a festive banquet and its social and cultural meaningsJordan
Ancestral system of knowledge of the four indigenous peoples, Arhuaco, Kankuamo, Kogui and Wiwa of the Sierra Nevada de Santa MartaColombia
August 15th (Dekapentavgoustos) festivities in two Highland Communities of Northern Greece: Tranos Choros (Grand Dance) in Vlasti and Syrrako FestivalGreece
Bear festivities in the PyreneesAndorra – France
Culture of Çay (tea), a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interactionAzerbaijan – Türkiye
Festivals related to the Journey of the Holy family in EgyptEgypt
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
Holy Week in GuatemalaGuatemala
Hungarian string band traditionHungary
Kalela danceZambia
Kun Lbokator, traditional martial arts in CambodiaCambodia
Manual bell ringingSpain
Orteke, traditional performing art in Kazakhstan: dance, puppet and musicKazakhstan
Raï, popular folk song of AlgeriaAlgeria
Social practices and knowledge related to the preparation and use of the traditional plum spirit – šljivovicaSerbia
Talchum, mask dance drama in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in ChinaChina
Yaldā/ChellaIran (Islamic Republic of) – Afghanistan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

2021

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the 'M’Bolon', a traditional musical percussion instrumentMali
Tais, traditional textileTimor-Leste

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
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
Durga Puja in KolkataIndia
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)
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
Ornek, a Crimean Tatar ornament and knowledge about itUkraine
Pasillo, song and poetryEcuador
TbouridaMorocco
The art of embroidery in Palestine, practices, skills, knowledge and ritualsPalestine
Traditional craft skills and arts of Al-NaoorIraq
Visoko multipart singing from Dolen and Satovcha, South-western BulgariaBulgaria

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
The School of Living Traditions (SLT)Philippines

2020

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Aboxan Musik ǀŌb ǂÂns tsî ǁKhasigu, ancestral musical sound knowledge and skillsNamibia
Handmade weaving in Upper Egypt (Sa'eed)Egypt
Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and NariñoColombia

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
Grass mowing competition custom in KupresBosnia and Herzegovina
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
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and cultureAzerbaijan
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
Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in ParaguayParaguay
Sauna culture in FinlandFinland
TaijiquanChina
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye
Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus
Wine HorsesSpain
Yeondeunghoe, lantern lighting festival in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Buklog, thanksgiving ritual system of the SubanenPhilippines
Rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrineKenya
Sega tambour ChagosMauritius
Seperu folkdance and associated practicesBotswana
Spring rite of Juraŭski KarahodBelarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural valueSamoa
‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastlinePeru
Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia
Byzantine chantCyprus – Greece
Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil
Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia
GnawaMorocco
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland
Irish harpingIreland
Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan
Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria
Morna, musical practice of Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
Music and dance of Dominican BachataDominican Republic
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
Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitationIraq
The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La PazBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Traditional skills of crafting and playing DotārIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customsMongolia
Traditional Turkish archeryTürkiye
Winter festivities, Carnival of PodencePortugal

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace buildingColombia

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenya
Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and TidikeltAlgeria
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
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijan

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
Dondang SayangMalaysia
Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Türkiye
Horse and camel ArdhahOman
HurlingIreland
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand
La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from MeđimurjeCroatia
Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia
Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawi
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica
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
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

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
Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswana
Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMorocco
Whistled languageTürkiye

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic
Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Kumbh MelaIndia
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia
PuntoCuba
RebetikoGreece
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Türkiye
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru
Uilleann pipingIreland
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

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

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye
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
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 – Türkiye
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba
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
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland
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
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungary

2015

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
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
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
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

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)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea
Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan
Baile ChinoChile
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal
Capoeira circleBrazil
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTürkiye
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
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
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

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

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda
Mongolian calligraphyMongolia
Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia
Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)Algeria
Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam
Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina
Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil
Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth Macedonia
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania
Music of TerchováSlovakia
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTürkiye
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUganda
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswana

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
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
Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan
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
Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Mesir Macunu festivalTürkiye
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

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

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Esuwa, Harakbut sung prayers of Peru’s Wachiperi 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)
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTürkiye
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Equitation in the French traditionFrance
Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal