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 : 89 elements corresponding to 62 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugal
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraine

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – Czechia
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba
Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco
Baile ChinoChile
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Music of TerchováSlovakia
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Saman danceIndonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey
Chinese shadow puppetryChina
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chhau danceIndia
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Scissors dancePeru
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singingViet Nam
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFrance
Qiang New Year festivalChina
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus
Suiti cultural spaceLatvia
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Chinese paper-cutChina
Dainichido BugakuJapan
DoinaRomania
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
NanyinChina
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Yueju operaChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpain

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Baul songsBangladesh
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Mak Yong theatreMalaysia
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica
Song of Sana’aYemen
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar
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