Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

2019 nominations will be discussed by the Committee during its 14th session, from 9 to 14 December 2019

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 : 508 elements corresponding to 122 countries

Group I92Group II102Group III70Group IV172Group V(a)48Group V(b)41

Group I

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – SwitzerlandRepresentative List
Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – AustriaRepresentative List
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – SlovakiaRepresentative List
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
HurlingIrelandRepresentative List
Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region (South-Sweden)SwedenRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpainRepresentative List
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 compositionFranceRepresentative List

2017

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ItalyRepresentative List
Basel CarnivalSwitzerlandRepresentative List
Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlandsRepresentative List
Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugalRepresentative List
Organ craftsmanship and musicGermanyRepresentative List
RebetikoGreeceRepresentative List
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – TurkeyRepresentative List
Uilleann pipingIrelandRepresentative List
Whistled languageTurkeyUrgent Safeguarding List

2016

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgiumRepresentative List
Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing processPortugalUrgent Safeguarding List
Carnival of GranvilleFranceRepresentative List
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – CzechiaRepresentative List
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermanyRepresentative List
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreeceRepresentative List
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 – TurkeyRepresentative List
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern contextNorwayRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraftAustriaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkeyRepresentative List
Valencia Fallas festivitySpainRepresentative List
Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerlandRepresentative List

2015

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustriaRepresentative List
Manufacture of cowbellsPortugalUrgent Safeguarding List
Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – FranceRepresentative List
Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreeceRepresentative List

2014

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugalRepresentative List
Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkeyRepresentative List
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFranceRepresentative List
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreeceRepresentative List
Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raisingBelgiumRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItalyRepresentative List

2013

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItalyRepresentative List
Limousin septennial ostensionsFranceRepresentative List
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – PortugalRepresentative List
Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of MontsenySpainRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgiumRepresentative List
Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkeyRepresentative List

2012

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFranceRepresentative List
Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpainRepresentative List
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgiumRepresentative List
Mesir Macunu festivalTurkeyRepresentative List
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustriaRepresentative List
Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItalyRepresentative List

2011

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkeyRepresentative List
Equitation in the French traditionFranceRepresentative List
Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugalRepresentative List
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpainRepresentative List
Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgiumRepresentative List
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in FlandersBelgiumRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, AndalusiaSpainRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprusRepresentative List

2010

Aalst carnivalBelgiumRepresentative List
Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpainRepresentative List
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFranceRepresentative List
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFranceRepresentative List
FlamencoSpainRepresentative List
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFranceRepresentative List
Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourgRepresentative List
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgiumRepresentative List
Human towersSpainRepresentative List
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkeyRepresentative List
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgiumRepresentative List
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkeyRepresentative List
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkeyRepresentative List

2009

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkeyRepresentative List
Aubusson tapestryFranceRepresentative List
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of CorsicaFranceUrgent Safeguarding List
Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic projectSpainRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
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 ValenciaSpainRepresentative List
KaragözTurkeyRepresentative List
Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprusRepresentative List
MaloyaFranceRepresentative List
Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgiumRepresentative List
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFranceRepresentative List
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpainRepresentative List

2008

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkeyRepresentative List
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItalyRepresentative List
Carnival of BincheBelgiumRepresentative List
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkeyRepresentative List
Mystery play of ElcheSpainRepresentative List
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItalyRepresentative List
Patum of BergaSpainRepresentative List
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – FranceRepresentative List

Group II

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – SwitzerlandRepresentative List
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – SlovakiaRepresentative List
Bobbin lacemaking in SloveniaSloveniaRepresentative List
Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)BelarusRepresentative List
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistanRepresentative List
Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgiaRepresentative List
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from MeđimurjeCroatiaRepresentative List
Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPolandRepresentative List
Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and HerzegovinaRepresentative List
Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbiaRepresentative List
Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of NakhchivanAzerbaijanUrgent Safeguarding List

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural HeritageBulgariaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – RomaniaRepresentative List
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSloveniaRepresentative List
Kochari, traditional group danceArmeniaRepresentative List
Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbiaRepresentative List
Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and HerzegovinaRepresentative List
Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologiesUzbekistanRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakiaRepresentative List
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – TurkeyRepresentative List

2016

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana EcomuseumCroatiaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk RegionUkraineUrgent Safeguarding List
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – CzechiaRepresentative List
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmissionBulgariaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgiaRepresentative List
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 – TurkeyRepresentative List
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistanRepresentative List
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistanRepresentative List
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – CzechiaRepresentative List
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály conceptHungaryRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Škofja Loka passion playSloveniaRepresentative List
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – RomaniaRepresentative List

2015

Bagpipe cultureSlovakiaRepresentative List
Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni PologNorth MacedoniaUrgent Safeguarding List
Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomaniaRepresentative List
Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgariaRepresentative List

2014

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistanRepresentative List
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecNorth MacedoniaRepresentative List
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmeniaRepresentative List
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbiaRepresentative List
Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstoniaRepresentative List
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgariaRepresentative List
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and HerzegovinaRepresentative List

2013

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgiaRepresentative List
Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanUrgent Safeguarding List
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth MacedoniaRepresentative List
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – PortugalRepresentative List
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – RomaniaRepresentative List
Music of TerchováSlovakiaRepresentative List
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraineRepresentative List

2012

Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomaniaRepresentative List
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungaryRepresentative List
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatiaRepresentative List
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'ArmeniaRepresentative List

2011

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatiaRepresentative List
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatiaRepresentative List
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechiaRepresentative List
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritageHungaryRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices

2010

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmeniaRepresentative List
Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatiaRepresentative List
Ojkanje singingCroatiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechiaRepresentative List
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatiaRepresentative List
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuaniaRepresentative List
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanRepresentative List

2009

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatiaRepresentative List
Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungaryRepresentative List
DoinaRomaniaRepresentative List
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatiaRepresentative List
Katta AshulaUzbekistanRepresentative List
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatiaRepresentative List
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgariaRepresentative List
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatiaRepresentative List
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)BelarusUrgent Safeguarding List
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstoniaRepresentative List
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatiaRepresentative List
Suiti cultural spaceLatviaUrgent Safeguarding List
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatiaRepresentative List
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatiaRepresentative List

2008

Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbaniaRepresentative List
Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijanRepresentative List
Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – LithuaniaRepresentative List
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgariaRepresentative List
Căluş ritualRomaniaRepresentative List
Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuaniaRepresentative List
Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian FederationRepresentative List
Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistanRepresentative List
Duduk and its musicArmeniaRepresentative List
Fujara and its musicSlovakiaRepresentative List
Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgiaRepresentative List
Kihnu cultural spaceEstoniaRepresentative List
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian FederationRepresentative List
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – TajikistanRepresentative List
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dancesCzechiaRepresentative List

Group III

2018

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCubaRepresentative List
La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexicoRepresentative List
Reggae music of JamaicaJamaicaRepresentative List
Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanamaRepresentative List

2017

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanamaRepresentative List
Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songsColombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Urgent Safeguarding List
PuntoCubaRepresentative List
Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)Representative List
Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeruRepresentative List

2016

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Representative List
Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexicoRepresentative List
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicRepresentative List
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCubaRepresentative List

2015

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentinaRepresentative List
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – EcuadorRepresentative List
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Representative List
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena regionColombiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeruRepresentative List

2014

Baile ChinoChileRepresentative List
Capoeira circleBrazilRepresentative List
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeruRepresentative List
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territoryVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Urgent Safeguarding List
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)Representative List

2013

Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazilRepresentative List
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeruRepresentative List
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Representative List
Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemalaUrgent Safeguarding List

2012

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombiaRepresentative List
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazilRepresentative List
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)Representative List
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuadorRepresentative List
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Representative List
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, MexicoMexicoRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices

2011

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible HeritageBrazilRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire peoplePeruUrgent Safeguarding List
Fandango's Living MuseumBrazilRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexicoRepresentative List
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeruRepresentative List
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombiaRepresentative List
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic orderBrazilUrgent Safeguarding List

2010

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeruRepresentative List
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexicoRepresentative List
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexicoRepresentative List
Scissors dancePeruRepresentative List
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexicoRepresentative List
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)ColombiaRepresentative List

2009

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguayRepresentative List
Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombiaRepresentative List
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombiaRepresentative List
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexicoRepresentative List
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexicoRepresentative List
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and PeruBolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – PeruRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
TangoArgentina – UruguayRepresentative List

2008

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)Representative List
Carnival of BarranquillaColombiaRepresentative List
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)Representative List
Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican RepublicRepresentative List
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombiaRepresentative List
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican RepublicRepresentative List
El GüegüenseNicaraguaRepresentative List
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexicoRepresentative List
La Tumba FrancesaCubaRepresentative List
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – NicaraguaRepresentative List
Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaicaRepresentative List
Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazilRepresentative List
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – PeruRepresentative List
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta RicaRepresentative List
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemalaRepresentative List
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazilRepresentative List
Taquile and its textile artPeruRepresentative List

Group IV

2018

Dondang SayangMalaysiaRepresentative List
Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailandRepresentative List
Lkhon Khol Wat Svay AndetCambodiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChinaRepresentative List
Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapanRepresentative List
Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri LankaRepresentative List
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 topographyPakistanUrgent Safeguarding List
Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of KoreaRepresentative List
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstanRepresentative List

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstanRepresentative List
Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic RepublicRepresentative List
Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstanRepresentative List
Kumbh MelaIndiaRepresentative List
Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistanRepresentative List
Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sitesMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesiaRepresentative List
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet NamRepresentative List
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladeshRepresentative List
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet NamRepresentative List

2016

Chapei Dang VengCambodiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of KoreaRepresentative List
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – CzechiaRepresentative List
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – TurkeyRepresentative List
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstanRepresentative List
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladeshRepresentative List
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 – TurkeyRepresentative List
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet NamRepresentative List
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChinaRepresentative List
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapanRepresentative List
YogaIndiaRepresentative List

2015

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – KyrgyzstanRepresentative List
Coaxing ritual for camelsMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistanRepresentative List
Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesiaRepresentative List
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of KoreaRepresentative List
Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet NamRepresentative List

2014

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of KoreaRepresentative List
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstanRepresentative List
Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongoliaRepresentative List
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndiaRepresentative List
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – KyrgyzstanRepresentative List
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet NamRepresentative List
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapanRepresentative List

2013

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet NamRepresentative List
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChinaRepresentative List
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstanRepresentative List
Mongolian calligraphyMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndiaRepresentative List
Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladeshRepresentative List
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongoliaRepresentative List
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapanRepresentative List

2012

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstanUrgent Safeguarding List
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndiaRepresentative List
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapanRepresentative List
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in KāšānIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners ChinaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet NamRepresentative List

2011

Chinese shadow puppetryChinaRepresentative List
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathingMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapanRepresentative List
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-tellingIran (Islamic Republic of)Urgent Safeguarding List
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapanRepresentative List
Saman danceIndonesiaUrgent Safeguarding List
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian GulfIran (Islamic Republic of)Urgent Safeguarding List
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List

2010

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChinaRepresentative List
Chhau danceIndiaRepresentative List
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet NamRepresentative List
Indonesian AngklungIndonesiaRepresentative List
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndiaRepresentative List
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapanRepresentative List
MeshrepChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongoliaRepresentative List
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndiaRepresentative List
Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festivalMongoliaRepresentative List
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Peking operaChinaRepresentative List
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapanRepresentative List

2009

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapanRepresentative List
Art of Chinese seal engravingChinaRepresentative List
Ca trù singingViet NamUrgent Safeguarding List
ChakkirakoJapanRepresentative List
CheoyongmuRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
China engraved block printing techniqueChinaRepresentative List
Chinese calligraphyChinaRepresentative List
Chinese paper-cutChinaRepresentative List
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChinaRepresentative List
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChinaRepresentative List
DaimokutateJapanRepresentative List
Dainichido BugakuJapanRepresentative List
Dragon Boat festivalChinaRepresentative List
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 PekalonganIndonesiaRegister of Good Safeguarding Practices
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChinaRepresentative List
GagakuJapanRepresentative List
GanggangsullaeRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Gesar epic traditionChinaRepresentative List
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChinaRepresentative List
Hayachine KaguraJapanRepresentative List
Hua’erChinaRepresentative List
Indonesian BatikIndonesiaRepresentative List
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
ManasChinaRepresentative List
Mazu belief and customsChinaRepresentative List
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk danceMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epicMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChinaRepresentative List
Namsadang NoriRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
NanyinChinaRepresentative List
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapanRepresentative List
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapanRepresentative List
Qiang New Year festivalChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet NamRepresentative List
Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)Representative List
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndiaRepresentative List
Regong artsChinaRepresentative List
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChinaRepresentative List
Tibetan operaChinaRepresentative List
Traditional Ainu danceJapanRepresentative List
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChinaRepresentative List
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChinaRepresentative List
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChinaUrgent Safeguarding List
Traditional music of the TsuurMongoliaUrgent Safeguarding List
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChinaRepresentative List
YeongsanjaeRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Yueju operaChinaRepresentative List

2008

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstanRepresentative List
Baul songsBangladeshRepresentative List
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippinesRepresentative List
Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Guqin and its musicChinaRepresentative List
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippinesRepresentative List
Indonesian KrisIndonesiaRepresentative List
Kabuki theatreJapanRepresentative List
Kun Qu operaChinaRepresentative List
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndiaRepresentative List
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTongaRepresentative List
Mak Yong theatreMalaysiaRepresentative List
Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutanRepresentative List
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet NamRepresentative List
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapanRepresentative List
Nôgaku theatreJapanRepresentative List
Pansori epic chantRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndiaRepresentative List
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of KoreaRepresentative List
Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodiaRepresentative List
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodiaRepresentative List
Space of gong cultureViet NamRepresentative List
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndiaRepresentative List
Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongoliaRepresentative List
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – MongoliaRepresentative List
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChinaRepresentative List
Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatuRepresentative List
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesiaRepresentative List

Group V(a)

2018

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai communityKenyaUrgent Safeguarding List
Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambiaRepresentative List
Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawiRepresentative List

2017

Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng DistrictBotswanaUrgent Safeguarding List
Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawiRepresentative List
Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritiusRepresentative List
Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'IvoireRepresentative List

2016

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeriaRepresentative List
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritiusRepresentative List
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopiaRepresentative List
Ma'di bowl lyre music and danceUgandaUrgent Safeguarding List

2015

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopiaRepresentative List
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoplesUgandaUrgent Safeguarding List
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibiaRepresentative List

2014

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMaliRepresentative List
Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western KenyaKenyaUrgent Safeguarding List
Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern UgandaUgandaUrgent Safeguarding List
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNigerRepresentative List
Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundiRepresentative List
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawiRepresentative List
Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritiusRepresentative List

2013

Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of ChristEthiopiaRepresentative List
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western UgandaUgandaUrgent Safeguarding List
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – NigerRepresentative List
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal SenegalRepresentative List

2012

Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in UgandaUgandaUrgent Safeguarding List
Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'IvoireRepresentative List
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng DistrictBotswanaUrgent Safeguarding List

2011

Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in MaliMaliUrgent Safeguarding List

2009

Ijele masqueradeNigeriaRepresentative List
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMaliRepresentative List
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the SankéMaliUrgent Safeguarding List
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMaliRepresentative List
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the MijikendaKenyaUrgent Safeguarding List

2008

Barkcloth making in UgandaUgandaRepresentative List
Chopi TimbilaMozambiqueRepresentative List
Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuineaRepresentative List
Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMaliRepresentative List
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'IvoireRepresentative List
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – ZambiaRepresentative List
Ifa divination systemNigeriaRepresentative List
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – SenegalRepresentative List
Makishi masqueradeZambiaRepresentative List
Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabweRepresentative List
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – TogoRepresentative List
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African RepublicRepresentative List
Vimbuza healing danceMalawiRepresentative List
Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascarRepresentative List

Group V(b)

2018

As-Samer in JordanJordanRepresentative List
Horse and camel ArdhahOmanRepresentative List
Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and TidikeltAlgeriaUrgent Safeguarding List
Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisiaRepresentative List
Shadow playSyrian Arab RepublicUrgent Safeguarding List
Traditional hand puppetryEgyptUrgent Safeguarding List

2017

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetryUnited Arab EmiratesUrgent Safeguarding List
Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaRepresentative List
Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High AtlasMoroccoUrgent Safeguarding List

2016

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi ArabiaRepresentative List
Falconry, a living human heritageGermany – Saudi Arabia – Austria – Belgium – United Arab Emirates – Spain – France – Hungary – Italy – Kazakhstan – Morocco – Mongolia – Pakistan – Portugal – Qatar – Syrian Arab Republic – Republic of Korea – CzechiaRepresentative List
Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraqRepresentative List
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 – TurkeyRepresentative List
Tahteeb, stick gameEgyptRepresentative List

2015

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – OmanRepresentative List
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaRepresentative List
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – QatarRepresentative List
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – QatarRepresentative List
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeriaRepresentative List

2014

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab EmiratesRepresentative List
Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanonRepresentative List
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMoroccoRepresentative List
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeriaRepresentative List

2013

Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)AlgeriaRepresentative List
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – PortugalRepresentative List
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – NigerRepresentative List

2012

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOmanRepresentative List
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – OmanRepresentative List
Cherry festival in SefrouMoroccoRepresentative List
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeriaRepresentative List

2011

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesUrgent Safeguarding List
Moorish epic T’heydinnMauritaniaUrgent Safeguarding List

2010

Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleysOmanRepresentative List

2008

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeriaRepresentative List
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgyptRepresentative List
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMoroccoRepresentative List
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordanRepresentative List
Iraqi MaqamIraqRepresentative List
Moussem of Tan-TanMoroccoRepresentative List
Palestinian HikayePalestineRepresentative List
Song of Sana’aYemenRepresentative List
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