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 : 44 elements corresponding to 27 countries

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2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland
Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festivalBelgium
The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La PazBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba
La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
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
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Mazu belief and customsChina
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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