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 : 52 elements corresponding to 36 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgaria

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnivalBelgium
Chhau danceIndia
Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
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

Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMali

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
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
Dainichido BugakuJapan
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ijele masqueradeNigeria
Koshikijima no ToshidonJapan
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Tibetan operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Carnival of BincheBelgium
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
El GüegüenseNicaragua
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Makishi masqueradeZambia
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo
Patum of BergaSpain
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
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