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 : 12 elements corresponding to 12 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
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
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Mazu belief and customsChina
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Patum of BergaSpain
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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