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

2020 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 15th session in December 2020

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 : 62 elements corresponding to 38 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Shadow playSyrian Arab Republic
Traditional hand puppetryEgypt

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy
Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany
RebetikoGreece
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Uilleann pipingIreland

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance
Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

FlamencoSpain
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
DaimokutateJapan
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan
Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
La Tumba FrancesaCuba
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly
Patum of BergaSpain
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil
Song of Sana’aYemen
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