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 : 75 elements corresponding to 40 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Carnival of GranvilleFrance
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam
Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baile ChinoChile
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUganda
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
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman
Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
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

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
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

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Mazu belief and customsChina
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
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
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Căluş ritualRomania
Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Patum of BergaSpain
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France
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