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 : 17 elements corresponding to 15 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Spring celebration, HıdrellezThe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Turkey

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopia

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Mazu belief and customsChina
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
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