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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.

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Results : 44 elements corresponding to 30 countries

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2019

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrineKenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastlinePeru
Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil
Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia
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

Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongolia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kumbh MelaIndia
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
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
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia
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
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic
Ifa divination systemNigeria
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey
Mystery play of ElcheSpain
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