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

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 19 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Mazu belief and customsChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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