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

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 : 492 elements corresponding to 128 countries

Afghanistan1Albania1Algeria7Andorra1Argentina3Armenia7Austria6Azerbaijan13Bahrain1Bangladesh4Belarus2Belgium12Belize1Benin1Bhutan1Bolivia (Plurinational State of)6Bosnia and Herzegovina4Brazil6Bulgaria5Burkina Faso1Burundi1Cabo Verde1Cambodia3Central African Republic1Chile1China34Colombia8Costa Rica1Côte d'Ivoire3Croatia15Cuba4Cyprus5Czechia7Democratic People’s Republic of Korea3Dominican Republic4Ecuador3Egypt3Estonia4Ethiopia4Finland1France20Gambia1Georgia4Germany4Greece8Guatemala2Guinea1Honduras1Hungary4India13Indonesia8Iran (Islamic Republic of)14Iraq5Ireland3Italy14Jamaica2Japan22Jordan3Kazakhstan11Kuwait2Kyrgyzstan9Lao People's Democratic Republic1Latvia1Lebanon1Lithuania3Luxembourg2Madagascar1Malawi6Malaysia5Mali6Malta1Mauritania2Mauritius3Mexico10Mongolia8Morocco9Mozambique2Namibia1Netherlands1Nicaragua2Niger2Nigeria5North Macedonia4Norway1Oman10Pakistan2Palestine2Panama2Paraguay1Peru10Philippines3Poland2Portugal6Qatar3Republic of Korea21Republic of Moldova3Romania7Russian Federation2Samoa1Saudi Arabia8Senegal2Serbia4Singapore1Slovakia7Slovenia4Spain17Sri Lanka1Sudan1Switzerland7Syrian Arab Republic2Tajikistan4Thailand2Togo1Tonga1Tunisia4Turkey19Turkmenistan4Uganda1Ukraine2United Arab Emirates9Uruguay2Uzbekistan8Vanuatu1Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)4Viet Nam12Yemen2Zambia4Zimbabwe2

Afghanistan

2016

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 – Turkey

Albania

2008

Albanian folk iso-polyphonyAlbania

Algeria

2020

Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia

2015

Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in GouraraAlgeria

2014

Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, AlgeriaAlgeria

2013

Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)Algeria
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of TlemcenAlgeria

2008

Ahellil of GouraraAlgeria

Andorra

2015

Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

Argentina

2020

ChamaméArgentina

2015

Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting techniqueArgentina

2009

TangoArgentina – Uruguay

Armenia

2020

Pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus Apostle MonasteryIran (Islamic Republic of) – Armenia

2019

Armenian letter art and its cultural expressionsArmenia

2017

Kochari, traditional group danceArmenia

2014

Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in ArmeniaArmenia

2012

Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun'Armenia

2010

Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of KhachkarsArmenia

2008

Duduk and its musicArmenia

Austria

2019

Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the AlpsAustria – Greece – Italy

2018

Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria
Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia

2016

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 – Czechia

2015

Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School ViennaAustria

2012

Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria

Azerbaijan

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Nar Bayrami, traditional pomegranate festivity and cultureAzerbaijan

2018

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

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identityAzerbaijan

2016

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
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 – Turkey

2015

Copper craftsmanship of LahijAzerbaijan

2014

Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan

2012

Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrumentAzerbaijan

2010

Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

2009

Art of Azerbaijani AshiqAzerbaijan

2008

Azerbaijani MughamAzerbaijan

Bahrain

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

Bangladesh

2017

Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh

2016

Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela BaishakhBangladesh

2013

Traditional art of Jamdani weavingBangladesh

2008

Baul songsBangladesh

Belarus

2020

Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus

2018

Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest)Belarus

Belgium

2020

Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy

2019

Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festivalBelgium

2016

Beer culture in BelgiumBelgium
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 – Czechia

2013

Shrimp fishing on horseback in OostduinkerkeBelgium

2012

Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-MeuseBelgium

2011

Leuven age set ritual repertoireBelgium

2010

Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-HoutemBelgium
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at GeraardsbergenBelgium

2009

Procession of the Holy Blood in BrugesBelgium

2008

Carnival of BincheBelgium
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France

Belize

2008

Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua

Benin

2008

Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo

Bhutan

2008

Mask dance of the drums from DrametseBhutan

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2019

The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La PazBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2017

Ritual journeys in La Paz during AlasitaBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2014

Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara cultureBolivia (Plurinational State of)

2012

Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

2008

Andean cosmovision of the KallawayaBolivia (Plurinational State of)
Carnival of OruroBolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020

Grass mowing competition custom in KupresBosnia and Herzegovina

2018

Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountainBosnia and Herzegovina

2017

Konjic woodcarvingBosnia and Herzegovina

2014

Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

2019

Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from MaranhãoBrazil

2014

Capoeira circleBrazil

2013

Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, ParáBrazil

2012

Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of RecifeBrazil

2008

Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazil
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of BahiaBrazil

Bulgaria

2017

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania

2015

Surova folk feast in Pernik regionBulgaria

2014

The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria

2009

Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of BulgariBulgaria

2008

Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk regionBulgaria

Burkina Faso

2012

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

Burundi

2014

Ritual dance of the royal drumBurundi

Cabo Verde

2019

Morna, musical practice of Cabo VerdeCabo Verde

Cambodia

2015

Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2008

Royal ballet of CambodiaCambodia
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia

Central African Republic

2008

Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central AfricaCentral African Republic

Chile

2014

Baile ChinoChile

China

2020

Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang ceremony, rituals and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the oceanChina – Malaysia
TaijiquanChina

2018

Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in ChinaChina

2016

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

2013

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

2011

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

2010

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Peking operaChina

2009

Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
Gesar epic traditionChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina
ManasChina
Mazu belief and customsChina
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
NanyinChina
Regong artsChina
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Guqin and its musicChina
Kun Qu operaChina
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina

Colombia

2015

Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador

2012

Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, QuibdóColombia

2011

Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of YuruparíColombia

2010

Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)Colombia

2009

Carnaval de Negros y BlancosColombia
Holy Week processions in PopayánColombia

2008

Carnival of BarranquillaColombia
Cultural space of Palenque de San BasilioColombia

Costa Rica

2008

Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa RicaCosta Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

2017

Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’IvoireCôte d'Ivoire

2012

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

2008

Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana communityCôte d'Ivoire

Croatia

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from MeđimurjeCroatia

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2012

Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern CroatiaCroatia

2011

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern CroatiaCroatia
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterlandCroatia

2010

Gingerbread craft from Northern CroatiaCroatia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in SinjCroatia

2009

Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav areaCroatia
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of DubrovnikCroatia
Lacemaking in CroatiaCroatia
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of HvarCroatia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from GorjaniCroatia
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko ZagorjeCroatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scaleCroatia

Cuba

2018

Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of CubaCuba

2017

PuntoCuba

2016

Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associatedCuba

2008

La Tumba FrancesaCuba

Cyprus

2019

Byzantine chantCyprus – Greece

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2011

Tsiattista poetic duellingCyprus

2009

Lefkara laces or LefkaritikaCyprus

Czechia

2020

Handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beadsCzechia

2018

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia

2016

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 – Czechia
Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

2011

Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech RepublicCzechia

2010

Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko areaCzechia

2008

Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dancesCzechia

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

2018

Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

2015

Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

2014

Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea

Dominican Republic

2019

Music and dance of Dominican BachataDominican Republic

2016

Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican RepublicDominican Republic

2008

Cocolo dance drama traditionDominican Republic
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa MellaDominican Republic

Ecuador

2015

Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of EcuadorColombia – Ecuador

2012

Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hatEcuador

2008

Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru

Egypt

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2016

Tahteeb, stick gameEgypt

2008

Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epicEgypt

Estonia

2014

Smoke sauna tradition in VõromaaEstonia

2009

Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing traditionEstonia

2008

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Kihnu cultural spaceEstonia

Ethiopia

2019

Ethiopian epiphanyEthiopia

2016

Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the OromoEthiopia

2015

Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama peopleEthiopia

2013

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

Finland

2020

Sauna culture in FinlandFinland

France

2020

Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France
Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy
The art of glass beadsItaly – France

2019

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
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 compositionFrance

2016

Carnival of GranvilleFrance
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 – Czechia

2015

Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2014

Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identityFrance

2013

Limousin septennial ostensionsFrance

2012

Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of BrittanyFrance

2011

Equitation in the French traditionFrance

2010

Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identitiesFrance
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-makingFrance
Gastronomic meal of the FrenchFrance

2009

Aubusson tapestryFrance
MaloyaFrance
Scribing tradition in French timber framingFrance

2008

Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and FranceBelgium – France

Gambia

2008

Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal

Georgia

2018

Chidaoba, wrestling in GeorgiaGeorgia

2016

Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabetGeorgia

2013

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making methodGeorgia

2008

Georgian polyphonic singingGeorgia

Germany

2018

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia

2017

Organ craftsmanship and musicGermany

2016

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 – Czechia
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperativesGermany

Greece

2019

Byzantine chantCyprus – Greece
Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the AlpsAustria – Greece – Italy

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland

2017

RebetikoGreece

2016

Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, GreeceGreece

2015

Tinian marble craftsmanshipGreece

2014

Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of ChiosGreece

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

Guatemala

2008

Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Rabinal Achí dance drama traditionGuatemala

Guinea

2008

Cultural space of Sosso-BalaGuinea

Honduras

2008

Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua

Hungary

2018

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia

2016

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 – Czechia

2012

Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional communityHungary

2009

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival customHungary

India

2017

Kumbh MelaIndia

2016

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 – Turkey
YogaIndia

2014

Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia

2013

Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of ManipurIndia

2012

Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaIndia

2010

Chhau danceIndia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of RajasthanIndia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of KeralaIndia

2009

Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, IndiaIndia

2008

Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatreIndia
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the RamayanaIndia
Tradition of Vedic chantingIndia

Indonesia

2020

PantunIndonesia – Malaysia

2019

Traditions of Pencak SilatIndonesia

2017

Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South SulawesiIndonesia

2015

Three genres of traditional dance in BaliIndonesia

2010

Indonesian AngklungIndonesia

2009

Indonesian BatikIndonesia

2008

Indonesian KrisIndonesia
Wayang puppet theatreIndonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan
Pilgrimage to the St. Thaddeus Apostle MonasteryIran (Islamic Republic of) – Armenia

2019

Traditional skills of crafting and playing DotārIran (Islamic Republic of)

2017

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrumentAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytellingIran (Islamic Republic of)

2016

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
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 – Turkey

2012

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

2010

Music of the Bakhshis of KhorasanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei ritualsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīyeIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)

2009

Radif of Iranian musicIran (Islamic Republic of)

Iraq

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitationIraq

2016

Khidr Elias feast and its vowsIraq
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 – Turkey

2008

Iraqi MaqamIraq

Ireland

2019

Irish harpingIreland

2018

HurlingIreland

2017

Uilleann pipingIreland

Italy

2020

Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy
The art of glass beadsItaly – France

2019

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland
Celestinian forgiveness celebrationItaly
Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the AlpsAustria – Greece – Italy

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland

2017

Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’Italy

2016

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 – Czechia

2014

Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of PantelleriaItaly

2013

Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structuresItaly
Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2012

Traditional violin craftsmanship in CremonaItaly

2008

Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songsItaly
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatreItaly

Jamaica

2018

Reggae music of JamaicaJamaica

2008

Maroon heritage of Moore TownJamaica

Japan

2020

Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan

2018

Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan

2016

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2014

Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

2013

Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
ChakkirakoJapan
DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Traditional Ainu danceJapan

2008

Kabuki theatreJapan
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Nôgaku theatreJapan

Jordan

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2018

As-Samer in JordanJordan

2008

Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi RumJordan

Kazakhstan

2020

Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey

2018

Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and musicAzerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey
Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breedersKazakhstan

2017

Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan

2016

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 – Czechia
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Kuresi in KazakhstanKazakhstan
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 – Turkey

2015

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2014

Kazakh traditional art of Dombra KuyKazakhstan
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

Kuwait

2020

Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

Kyrgyzstan

2020

Traditional intelligence and strategy game: Togyzqumalaq, Toguz Korgool, Mangala/GöçürmeKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey

2019

Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwearKyrgyzstan

2017

Kok boru, traditional horse gameKyrgyzstan

2016

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
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 – Turkey

2015

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisationKazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2014

Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan

2013

Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, SeytekKyrgyzstan

2008

Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellersKyrgyzstan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

2017

Khaen music of the Lao peopleLao People's Democratic Republic

Latvia

2008

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania

Lebanon

2014

Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetryLebanon

Lithuania

2010

Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songsLithuania

2008

Baltic song and dance celebrationsEstonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Cross-crafting and its symbolismLithuania

Luxembourg

2020

Musical art of horn players, an instrumental technique linked to singing, breath control, vibrato, resonance of place and convivialityFrance – Belgium – Luxembourg – Italy

2010

Hopping procession of EchternachLuxembourg

Madagascar

2008

Woodcrafting knowledge of the ZafimaniryMadagascar

Malawi

2020

Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and ZimbabweMalawi – Zimbabwe

2018

Mwinoghe, joyous danceMalawi

2017

Nsima, culinary tradition of MalawiMalawi

2014

Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern MalawiMalawi

2008

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Vimbuza healing danceMalawi

Malaysia

2020

Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang ceremony, rituals and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the oceanChina – Malaysia
PantunIndonesia – Malaysia

2019

SilatMalaysia

2018

Dondang SayangMalaysia

2008

Mak Yong theatreMalaysia

Mali

2014

Coming forth of the masks and puppets in MarkalaMali

2013

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

2012

Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'IvoireMali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire

2009

Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan FugaMali
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of KangabaMali

2008

Cultural space of the Yaaral and DegalMali

Malta

2020

Il-Ftira, culinary art and culture of flattened sourdough bread in MaltaMalta

Mauritania

2020

Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

Mauritius

2017

Sega tambour of Rodrigues IslandMauritius

2016

Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-GawaiMauritius

2014

Traditional Mauritian SegaMauritius

Mexico

2019

Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making processMexico – Spain

2018

La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of ZapopanMexico

2016

Charrería, equestrian tradition in MexicoMexico

2011

Mariachi, string music, song and trumpetMexico

2010

Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de CorzoMexico
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépechaMexico
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigmMexico

2009

Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territoryMexico
Ritual ceremony of the VoladoresMexico

2008

Indigenous festivity dedicated to the deadMexico

Mongolia

2019

Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customsMongolia

2016

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 – Czechia

2014

Mongolian knuckle-bone shootingMongolia

2013

Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customsMongolia

2010

Mongolian traditional art of KhöömeiMongolia
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festivalMongolia

2008

Traditional music of the Morin KhuurMongolia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songChina – Mongolia

Morocco

2020

Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen
GnawaMorocco

2016

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 – Czechia

2014

Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan treeMorocco

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2012

Cherry festival in SefrouMorocco

2008

Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna SquareMorocco
Moussem of Tan-TanMorocco

Mozambique

2008

Chopi TimbilaMozambique
Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia

Namibia

2015

Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festivalNamibia

Netherlands

2017

Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermillsNetherlands

Nicaragua

2008

El GüegüenseNicaragua
Language, dance and music of the GarifunaBelize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua

Niger

2014

Practices and expressions of joking relationships in NigerNiger

2013

Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and NigerAlgeria – Mali – Niger

Nigeria

2019

Kwagh-Hir theatrical performanceNigeria

2016

Argungu international fishing and cultural festivalNigeria

2009

Ijele masqueradeNigeria

2008

Ifa divination systemNigeria
Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo

North Macedonia

2017

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania
Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Turkey

2014

Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, PijanecNorth Macedonia

2013

Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in ŠtipNorth Macedonia

Norway

2019

Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing)Norway

Oman

2020

Camel racing, a social practice and a festive heritage associated with camelsUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2018

Horse and camel ArdhahOman

2015

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates

2012

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetryOman
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

2010

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

Pakistan

2016

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 – Czechia
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 – Turkey

Palestine

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2008

Palestinian HikayePalestine

Panama

2018

Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culturePanama

2017

Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama

Paraguay

2020

Practices and traditional knowledge of Terere in the culture of Pohã Ñana, Guaraní ancestral drink in ParaguayParaguay

Peru

2019

‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastlinePeru

2017

Traditional system of Corongo’s water judgesPeru

2015

Wititi dance of the Colca ValleyPeru

2014

Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of PunoPeru

2013

Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridgePeru

2011

Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’iPeru

2010

Huaconada, ritual dance of MitoPeru
Scissors dancePeru

2008

Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara peopleEcuador – Peru
Taquile and its textile artPeru

Philippines

2015

Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2008

Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake LanaoPhilippines
Hudhud chants of the IfugaoPhilippines

Poland

2020

Tree beekeeping culturePoland – Belarus

2018

Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in KrakowPoland

Portugal

2019

Winter festivities, Carnival of PodencePortugal

2017

Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figuresPortugal

2016

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 – Czechia

2014

Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern PortugalPortugal

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2011

Fado, urban popular song of PortugalPortugal

Qatar

2016

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 – Czechia

2015

Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

Republic of Korea

2020

Yeondeunghoe, lantern lighting festival in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2018

Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum)Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea

2016

Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)Republic of Korea
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 – Czechia

2015

Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2013

Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2012

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea

2011

Jultagi, tightrope walkingRepublic of Korea
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial artRepublic of Korea
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan regionRepublic of Korea

2010

Daemokjang, traditional wooden architectureRepublic of Korea
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestraRepublic of Korea

2009

CheoyongmuRepublic of Korea
GanggangsullaeRepublic of Korea
Jeju Chilmeoridang YeongdeunggutRepublic of Korea
Namsadang NoriRepublic of Korea
YeongsanjaeRepublic of Korea

2008

Gangneung Danoje festivalRepublic of Korea
Pansori epic chantRepublic of Korea
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its musicRepublic of Korea

Republic of Moldova

2017

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania

2016

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

2013

Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

Romania

2017

Cultural practices associated to the 1st of MarchBulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania

2016

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

2015

Lad’s dances in RomaniaRomania

2013

Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritualRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2012

Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramicsRomania

2009

DoinaRomania

2008

Căluş ritualRomania

Russian Federation

2008

Cultural space and oral culture of the SemeiskieRussian Federation
Olonkho, Yakut heroic eposRussian Federation

Samoa

2019

'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural valueSamoa

Saudi Arabia

2020

Traditional weaving of Al SaduSaudi Arabia – Kuwait

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2017

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

2016

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticksSaudi Arabia
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 – Czechia

2015

Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

Senegal

2013

Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal Senegal

2008

Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal

Serbia

2020

Zlakusa pottery making, hand-wheel pottery making in the village of ZlakusaSerbia

2018

Singing to the accompaniment of the GusleSerbia

2017

Kolo, traditional folk danceSerbia

2014

Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s daySerbia

Singapore

2020

Hawker culture in Singapore, community dining and culinary practices in a multicultural urban contextSingapore

Slovakia

2019

Drotárstvo, wire craft and artSlovakia

2018

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in EuropeAustria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia

2017

Multipart singing of HorehronieSlovakia

2016

Puppetry in Slovakia and CzechiaSlovakia – Czechia

2015

Bagpipe cultureSlovakia

2013

Music of TerchováSlovakia

2008

Fujara and its musicSlovakia

Slovenia

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Bobbin lacemaking in SloveniaSlovenia

2017

Door-to-door rounds of KurentiSlovenia

2016

Škofja Loka passion playSlovenia

Spain

2020

Wine HorsesSpain

2019

Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making processMexico – Spain

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Tamboradas drum-playing ritualsSpain

2016

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 – Czechia
Valencia Fallas festivitySpain

2015

Summer solstice fire festivals in the PyreneesAndorra – Spain – France

2013

Mediterranean dietCyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal

2012

Fiesta of the patios in CordovaSpain

2011

Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of AlgemesíSpain

2010

Chant of the Sybil on MajorcaSpain
FlamencoSpain
Human towersSpain

2009

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 ValenciaSpain
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo GomeroSpain

2008

Mystery play of ElcheSpain
Patum of BergaSpain

Sri Lanka

2018

Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri LankaSri Lanka

Sudan

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

Switzerland

2020

Craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanicsSwitzerland – France

2019

AlpinismFrance – Italy – Switzerland
Holy Week processions in MendrisioSwitzerland

2018

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniquesCroatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland
Avalanche risk managementSwitzerland – Austria

2017

Basel CarnivalSwitzerland

2016

Winegrowers’ Festival in VeveySwitzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

2019

Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose in Al-MrahSyrian Arab Republic

2016

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 – Czechia

Tajikistan

2018

Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of TajikistanTajikistan

2016

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 – Turkey
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in TajikistanTajikistan

2008

Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan

Thailand

2019

Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massageThailand

2018

Khon, masked dance drama in ThailandThailand

Togo

2008

Oral heritage of GeledeBenin – Nigeria – Togo

Tonga

2008

Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of TongaTonga

Tunisia

2020

Charfia fishing in the Kerkennah IslandsTunisia
Knowledge, know-how and practices pertaining to the production and consumption of couscousAlgeria – Mauritania – Morocco – Tunisia

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2018

Pottery skills of the women of SejnaneTunisia

Turkey

2020

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

2019

Traditional Turkish archeryTurkey

2018

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

2017

Spring celebration, HıdrellezNorth Macedonia – Turkey

2016

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, YufkaAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
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 – Turkey
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey

2014

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey

2013

Turkish coffee culture and traditionTurkey

2012

Mesir Macunu festivalTurkey

2011

Ceremonial Keşkek traditionTurkey

2010

Kırkpınar oil wrestling festivalTurkey
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritualTurkey
Traditional Sohbet meetingsTurkey

2009

Âşıklık (minstrelsy) traditionTurkey
KaragözTurkey

2008

Arts of the Meddah, public storytellersTurkey
Mevlevi Sema ceremonyTurkey

Turkmenistan

2019

Traditional turkmen carpet making art in TurkmenistanTurkmenistan

2017

Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancingTurkmenistan

2016

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 – Turkey

2015

Epic art of GoroglyTurkmenistan

Uganda

2008

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda

Ukraine

2019

Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramicsUkraine

2013

Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk artUkraine

United Arab Emirates

2020

Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE, oral traditions, knowledge and skills of construction, maintenance and equitable water distributionUnited Arab Emirates
Camel racing, a social practice and a festive heritage associated with camelsUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2016

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 – Czechia

2015

Al-Razfa, a traditional performing artUnited Arab Emirates – Oman
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosityUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Majlis, a cultural and social spaceUnited Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar

2014

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab EmiratesOman – United Arab Emirates

2012

Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of OmanUnited Arab Emirates – Oman

Uruguay

2009

Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practiceUruguay
TangoArgentina – Uruguay

Uzbekistan

2020

Art of miniatureAzerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Turkey – Uzbekistan

2019

Khorazm dance, LazgiUzbekistan

2016

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 – Turkey
Palov culture and traditionUzbekistan

2014

Askiya, the art of witUzbekistan

2009

Katta AshulaUzbekistan

2008

Cultural space of Boysun DistrictUzbekistan
Shashmaqom musicUzbekistan – Tajikistan

Vanuatu

2008

Vanuatu sand drawingsVanuatu

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2016

Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identityVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2015

Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curaguaVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2013

La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y GuatireVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

2012

Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus ChristiVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Viet Nam

2019

Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet NamViet Nam

2017

The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet NamViet Nam
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam

2016

Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three RealmsViet Nam

2015

Tugging rituals and gamesCambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam

2014

Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ TĩnhViet Nam

2013

Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet NamViet Nam

2012

Worship of Hùng kings in Phú ThọViet Nam

2010

Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc templesViet Nam

2009

Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songsViet Nam

2008

Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court musicViet Nam
Space of gong cultureViet Nam

Yemen

2019

Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practicesBahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen

2008

Song of Sana’aYemen

Zambia

2020

Budima danceZambia

2018

Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of ZambiaZambia

2008

Gule WamkuluMalawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Makishi masqueradeZambia

Zimbabwe

2020

Art of crafting and playing Mbira/Sansi, the finger-plucking traditional musical instrument in Malawi and ZimbabweMalawi – Zimbabwe

2008

Mbende Jerusarema danceZimbabwe
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