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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.

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Results : 584 elements corresponding to 131 countries


'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural value
‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastline
Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine
Ahellil of Gourara
Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisation
Aixan/Gana/Ob#ANS TSI //Khasigu, ancestral musical sound knowledge and skills
Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwear
Akiu no Taue Odori
Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetry
Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distribution
Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetry
Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates
Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleys
Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi Arabia
Al-Razfa, a traditional performing art
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman
Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetry
Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi Arabia
Albanian folk iso-polyphony
Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticks
Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method
Andean cosmovision of the Kallawaya
Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosity
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan tree
Argungu international fishing and cultural festival
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea
Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars
Armenian letter art and its cultural expressions
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellers
Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq
Art of Chinese seal engraving
Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and Zimbabwe
Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrument
Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques
Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam
Art of miniature
Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’
Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hat
Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making process
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellers
As-Samer in Jordan
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition
Askiya, the art of wit
Aubusson tapestry
Avalanche risk management
Azerbaijani Mugham
Bagpipe culture
Baile Chino
Baltic song and dance celebrations
Barkcloth making in Uganda
Basel Carnival
Baul songs
Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia
Beer culture in Belgium
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-Gawai
Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda
Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in Venezuela
Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk region
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in Europe
Bobbin lacemaking in Slovenia
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Budima dance
Buklog, thanksgiving ritual system of the Subanen
Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom
Byzantine chant
Ca trù singing
Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible Heritage
Căluş ritual
Camel racing, a social practice and a festive heritage associated with camels
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica
Capoeira circle
Carnaval de Negros y Blancos
Carnival of Barranquilla
Carnival of Binche
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identity
Carnival of Granville
Carnival of Oruro
Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)
Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures
Celestinian forgiveness celebration
Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic project
Ceremonial Keşkek tradition
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of Tajikistan
Chant of the Sybil on Majorca
Chapei Dang Veng
Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah Islands
Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico
Cherry festival in Sefrou
Chhau dance
Chidaoba, wrestling in Georgia
China engraved block printing technique
Chinese calligraphy
Chinese paper-cut
Chinese shadow puppetry
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling
Chopi Timbila
Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, Pará
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School Vienna
Coaxing ritual for camels
Cocolo dance drama tradition
Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songs
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in Markala
Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ
Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identities
Copper craftsmanship of Lahij
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills
Craft techniques and customary practices of cathedral workshops, or Bauhütten, in Europe, know-how, transmission, development of knowledge and innovation
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figures
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrument
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-making
Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics
Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade
Cross-crafting and its symbolism
Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from Maranhão
Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of March
Cultural space and oral culture of the Semeiskie
Cultural space of Boysun District
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square
Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio
Cultural space of Sosso-Bala
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella
Cultural space of the Yaaral and Degal
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture
Dainichido Bugaku
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao
Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practices
Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng District
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identity
Dondang Sayang
Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti
Dragon Boat festival
Drotárstvo, wire craft and art
Duduk and its music
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District
Ebru, Turkish art of marbling
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in Pekalongan
El Güegüense
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western Uganda
Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community
Epic art of Gorogly
Equitation in the French tradition
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire people
Ethiopian epiphany
Fado, urban popular song of Portugal
Falconry, a living human heritage
Fandango's Living Museum
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmission
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of Algemesí
Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama people
Fiesta of the patios in Cordova
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting technique
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional community
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathing
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife
Fujara and its music
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestra
Gangneung Danoje festival
Gastronomic meal of the French
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community
Georgian polyphonic singing
Gesar epic tradition
Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc temples
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog
Grand song of the Dong ethnic group
Grass mowing competition custom in Kupres
Gule Wamkulu
Guqin and its music
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identity
Handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beads
Handmade weaving in Upper Egypt (Sa'eed)
Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban context
Hayachine Kagura
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and music
Hezhen Yimakan storytelling
Holy Week processions in Mendrisio
Holy Week processions in Popayán
Hopping procession of Echternach
Horse and camel Ardhah
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem
Huaconada, ritual dance of Mito
Hudhud chants of the Ifugao
Human towers
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperatives
Ifa divination system
Ijele masquerade
Il-Ftira, culinary art and culture of flattened sourdough bread in Malta
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead
Indonesian Angklung
Indonesian Batik
Indonesian Kris
Iraqi Maqam
Irish harping
Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia
Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya
Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut
Jultagi, tightrope walking
Kabuki theatre
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite
Katta Ashula
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra Kuy
Kazakh traditional Assyk games
Khaen music of the Lao people
Khidr Elias feast and its vows
Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand
Khorazm dance, Lazgi
Kihnu cultural space
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of Korea
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios
Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and Tidikelt
Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscous
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge
Kochari, traditional group dance
Kok boru, traditional horse game
Kolo, traditional folk dance
Konjic woodcarving
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoples
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at Geraardsbergen
Kumbh Mela
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatre
Kun Qu opera
Kuresi in Kazakhstan
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancing
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre
Kwagh-Hir theatrical performance
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, Seytek
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y Guatire
La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of Zapopan
La Tumba Francesa
Lacemaking in Croatia
Lad’s dances in Romania
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of Tonga
Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region
Language, dance and music of the Garifuna
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia
Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika
Leuven age set ritual repertoire
Limousin septennial ostensions
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabet
Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China
Ma'di bowl lyre music and dance
Majlis, a cultural and social space
Mak Yong theatre
Makishi masquerade
Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh
Manufacture of cowbells
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territory
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador
Maroon heritage of Moore Town
Mask dance of the drums from Drametse
Mazu belief and customs
Mbende Jerusarema dance
Mediterranean diet
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from Međimurje
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritual
Mesir Macunu festival
Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of Montseny
Mevlevi Sema ceremony
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, Hiroshima
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, Greece
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epic
Mongolian art of singing, Khoomei
Mongolian calligraphy
Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting
Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei
Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites
Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of Zambia
Moorish epic T’heydinn
Morna, musical practice of Cabo Verde
Moussem of Tan-Tan
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
Multipart singing of Horehronie
Music and dance of Dominican Bachata
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican Republic
Music of Terchová
Music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan
Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and conviviality
Mwinoghe, joyous dance
Mystery play of Elche
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festival
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festival
Namsadang Nori
Nan Pa’ch ceremony
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and culture
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in Krakow
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre
Nôgaku theatre
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea
Nsima, culinary tradition of Malawi
Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture
Ojkanje singing
Oku-noto no Aenokoto
Olonkho, Yakut heroic epos
Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festival
Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang ceremony, rituals and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the ocean
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatre
Oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara people
Oral heritage of Gelede
Organ craftsmanship and music
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern context
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in Tajikistan
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa Rica
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals
Palestinian Hikaye
Palov culture and tradition
Pansori epic chant
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo
Patum of Berga
Peking opera
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk art
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountain
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i
Pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus Apostle Monastery
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South Sulawesi
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépecha
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory
Polyphonic Caravan, researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic song
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa
Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane
Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)
Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose in Al-Mrah
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger
Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in Paraguay
Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet Nam
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms
Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in Flanders
Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitation
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara culture
Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān
Qiang New Year festival
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs
Rabinal Achí dance drama tradition
Radif of Iranian music
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumes
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India
Reggae music of Jamaica
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraft
Regong arts
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, Algeria
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culture
Ritual ceremony of the Voladores
Ritual dance of the royal drum
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye
Ritual journeys in La Paz during Alasita
Rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrine
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its music
Royal ballet of Cambodia
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri Lanka
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associated
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and Peru
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept
Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace building
Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raising
Saman dance
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of Bahia
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
Sauna culture in Finland
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatre
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in Gourara
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, Austria
Scissors dance
Scribing tradition in French timber framing
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali
Sega tambour Chagos
Sega tambour of Rodrigues Island
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual
Seperu folkdance and associated practices
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition
Shadow play
Shashmaqom music
Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko area
Singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj
Škofja Loka passion play
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s day
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dances
Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa
Song of Sana’a
Space of gong culture
Spring celebration, Hıdrellez
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
Spring rite of Juraŭski Karahod
Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners
Suiti cultural space
Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees
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 topography
Surova folk feast in Pernik region
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art
Tahteeb, stick game
Tamboradas drum-playing rituals
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage
Taquile and its textile art
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High Atlas
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern Malawi
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet Nam
The art of glass beads
The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La Paz
The Martinique yole, from construction to sailing practices, a model for heritage safeguarding
The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume composition
The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motion
Three genres of traditional dance in Bali
Tibetan opera
Tinian marble craftsmanship
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramics
Tradition of Vedic chanting
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of Pantelleria
Traditional Ainu dance
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarves
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Traditional art of Jamdani weaving
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, India
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-making
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon
Traditional hand puppetry
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/Göçürme
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)
Traditional knowledge and techniques associated with Pasto Varnish mopa-mopa of Putumayo and Nariño
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curagua
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
Traditional Mauritian Sega
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm
Traditional music of the Morin Khuur
Traditional music of the Tsuur
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan
Traditional skills of crafting and playing Dotār
Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan
Traditional Sohbet meetings
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breeders
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judges
Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customs
Traditional Turkish archery
Traditional turkmen carpet making art in Turkmenistan
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena region
Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of Moldova
Traditional weaving of Al Sadu
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda
Traditions of Pencak Silat
Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the Alps
Tree beekeeping culture
Tsiattista poetic duelling
Tugging rituals and games
Turkish coffee culture and tradition
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
Uilleann piping
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long song
Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang
Valencia Fallas festivity
Vanuatu sand drawings
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ Tĩnh
Vimbuza healing dance
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks
Wayang puppet theatre
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan region
Whistled language
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero
Wine Horses
Winegrowers’ Festival in Vevey
Winter festivities, Carnival of Podence
Wititi dance of the Colca Valley
Woodcrafting knowledge of the Zafimaniry
Wooden movable-type printing of China
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ
Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal 
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, Mexico
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of Nakhchivan
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order
Yeondeunghoe, lantern lighting festival in the Republic of Korea
Yueju opera
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production technique
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’Ivoire
Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of Zlakusa
Zmijanje embroidery