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 : 19 elements corresponding to 15 countries

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2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topographyPakistan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

2015

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Mazu belief and customsChina
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco
Taquile and its textile artPeru
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