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 listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.




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Results : 21 elements corresponding to 13 countries

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2021

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Hüsn-i Hat, traditional calligraphy in Islamic art in TurkeyTürkiye

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Türkiye – Uzbekistan
Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye

2019

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional Turkish archeryTürkiye

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Türkiye

2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Türkiye

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Whistled languageTürkiye

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Türkiye
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, NavruzAfghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkmenistan – Türkiye
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTürkiye

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTürkiye

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Turkish coffee culture and traditionTürkiye

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mesir Macunu festivalTürkiye

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTürkiye

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTürkiye
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTürkiye
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTürkiye

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTürkiye
KaragözTürkiye

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTürkiye
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTürkiye
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