Supplementary resources

Watch past webinars on living heritage and the COVID-19 pandemic

Selected articles

18/09/2020The Japan TimesNoh theater struggles to survive the pandemic
15/09/2020The Japan TimesChildren’s puppet shows help bunraku master endure coronavirus shutdown
15/09/2020Business Insider FranceThe pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in Singapore’s famed food hawker culture, where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans are turning to social media to save it
14/09/2020Nippon.comA Summer Without Festivals: Do the Dead Approve of the Cancelled Events?
12/09/2020Mi RadioOrganizaciones culturales comunitarias se reinventan en tiempos de pandemia
09/09/2020Hindustan TimesCovid-19: Varanasi’s Ramnagar Ramlila may not be staged this year
03/09/2020The Jakarta PostCan Japan’s ancient Noh theater survive coronavirus?
20/08/2020World Bank BlogsCulture in the COVID-19 recovery: Good for your wallet, good for resilience, and good for you
16/08/2020La RazonEl flamenco toca jondo
13/08/2020Ethiopian Press AgencyEthiopia: Shadey/Ashandiye - Covid-19’s Impact On Unique Girls’ Festival
10/08/2020ElpaisEl almacén de las Fallas más tristes y solitarias
02/08/2020Korea JoongAng DailyPost-Covid-19 New Normal: Freelance actors, performers take on their most challenging role yet
29/07/2020Observatoy Patrimoine d’OrientHow Covid-19 is affecting our Intangible heritage
29/07/2020DW NewsCoronavirus: Muslims in Saudi Arabia begin scaled-back hajj
23/07/2020Voice of AmericaAmong COVID’s Victims in Spain: Flamenco
20/07/2020The StarTo dye for: Czech blueprint tradition alive and well in these pandemic times
15/07/2020La IndustriaArtistas y organizaciones culturales pueden acceder a incentivos económicos
14/07/2020IchngoKaustinen Folk Music Festival finds the ways to do it online
10/07/2020NHK World -JapanVienna Boys Choir cancels Japan tour
08/07/2020DevpolicyYouth resilience to COVID-19: indigenous knowledge in Tuvalu
08/07/2020BBCThe dark future for the world’s greatest violin-makers
29/06/2020Prensa LatinaAbre el telón de Festival Cubarumba desde escenario virtual
28/06/2020Business DayThe toll on the French bistro, an intangible cultural heritage
28/06/2020CopeActividades para la fiesta de las patronas de la cerámica Santas Justa y Rufina con medidas sanitarias
25/06/2020CGTNA restrained Dragon Boat Festival: Normalizing pandemic control
24/06/2020The Korea HeraldCHA head reveals ambition to promote Korean cultural heritage worldwide
22/06/2020UNESCOImpacto del covid-19 sitios y manifestaciones patrimonio mexico
19/06/2020The LocalWill coronavirus spell the end for Spain’s flamenco clubs?
19/06/2020LavanguardiaEl Tablao Villa Rosa pide reducir IVA de entradas al 4% y anular reducción de aforo ante “peligro crítico de extinción”
16/06/2020TelegraphFlamenco may not survive in Spain if concessions are not made soon
16/06/2020The Korea HeraldOffline performance to mark 70th anniversary of war to be held in Jeonju
14/06/2020La RepubblicaFase3, Genzano non rinuncia all’infiorata: “Per noi significa che il virus non ha vinto” (Phase3, Genzano does not give up the infiorata: “For us it means that the virus has not won”)
13/06/2020CGTNChina stages diverse events to mark Cultural and Natural Heritage Day
09/06/2020AireflamencoLos tablaos flamencos anuncian que todos cerrarán sus puertas
07/06/2020Arab NewsMorocco artisans fear ‘knockout punch’ from virus
07/06/2020Sunday ObserverMechanism needed to look after communities producing traditional crafts during pandemics
05/06/2020Euronews‘Make mine a double’: Belgium launches Helpy Hour to support bars struggling amid COVID-19 lockdown
04/06/2020ReutersLast dance for legendary Madrid flamenco joint, stung by coronavirus
01/06/2020XinhuaChina launches promotional events for intangible cultural heritage
29/05/2020France Culture“Distances entre les clients, plexiglas, masques : le bistrot, c’est tout sauf ça !”
13/05/2020ElpaisLas Fallas de 2020 se suspenden definitivamente por el coronavirus
13/05/2020CGTNChina to host online shopping festival to promote intangible cultural heritage
10/05/2020The HinduToda embroidered masks help in the fight against COVID-19
08/05/2020El PaísLos virus blanquearon Andalucía
04/05/2020El Universal ColombiaEl Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata se vive en redes sociales
02/05/2020BBCGods in face masks: India’s folk artists take on Covid-19
30/04/2020Khaleej TimesIndian ‘mystic minstrel’ combines Baul philosophy and music to combat Covid-19
30/04/2020Agencia Peruana de noticiasCoronavirus: los míticos ukukus hacen cumplir el aislamiento social obligatorio en Cusco
15/04/2020Theran TimesTehran ICH Center launches virtual photo exhibit
15/04/2020Arab NewsFear of virus ruins Bengali New Year celebrations
13/04/2020BBCCoronavirus: Indonesian village uses ‘ghosts’ for distancing patrols
13/04/2020BBCCoronavirus lockdown spares Czech women an Easter whipping
10/04/2020EuronewsFlamenco prayers sung from balconies in Andalusia despite pandemic
05/04/2020La Tribuna de AlbaceteEl toque de tambor para niños y mayores desde casa en Hellín
02/04/2020La RepubblicaCoronavirus. Due casi nell’Isola di Pasqua che per sopravvivere riscopre la filosofia polinesiana del “Tabù”
02/04/2020Financial ExpressBangladesh suspends Pahela Baishakh celebrations amid coronavirus outbreak
02/04/2020Ultimas NoticiasLos palmeros suspendieron subida al Waraira Repano
01/04/2020UNESCOWhen Ѕосіаl dіѕtаnсіng hits Саrіbbеаn sociability
01/04/2020VietnamnetHung Kings Festival adapted to cope with COVID-19
01/04/2020El Digital de AlbaceteLos tambores redoblarán en Hellín este Viernes de Dolores, aunque desde casa
30/03/2020HeraldoLos tambores suenan al unísono por las Jornadas de Exaltación de Alcañiz
29/03/2020La ComarcaLos tambores y bombos redoblan en apoyo a las Jornadas de Alcañiz y el 50º aniversario de la Ruta
14/03/2020NOTICIAS CMMEl avance del brote de coronavirus obliga a suspender la Semana Santa de Cuenca, Albacete y Ciudad Real

Photo gallery

The following images provide a snapshot of experiences from around the world that have been collected as part of UNESCO’s survey on living heritage experiences and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Super-Soignant VS Covid19: vidéo produit par les Echasseurs Namurois a.s.b.l.
Learning to weave during confinement, Ukraine.
Traditional artists Venuca Evanan, Violeta Quispe Yupari and her mother Gaudencia Yupari have developed over the last few weeks a prototype mask that contains traditional designs based on the heritage of the Ayacucho region.
Enara and Fran beat drums from rooftops as part of tamboradas celebrations in Hellin, Spain, April 2020, which took place from homes this year rather than on the streets.
Le Meyboom, ancienne tradition folklorique bruxelloise.
Easter, spring traditions cancelled and sharing dance through social media in Greece.
The Generalitat of Valencia postponed the celebration of Las Fallas Festival 2020 traditionally celebrated in March over coronavirus prevention. Spain, 12 March 2020.
Tutorials on Shui horsetail embroidery have been broadcast online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The procession of Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar, Croatia, took place this year with a drastically reduced number of spectators in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The video, made for UNESCO by the community of Macerata Campania and NGO Associazione Sant’Antuono & le Battuglie di Pastellessa, with simple smartphones, tells the idea that faith and culture are a lifeline while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic puts a strain on communities with repercussions on the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage.
“The COVID-19 pandemic took us by surprise, it affects us because the sell of our handicrafts is our main source of income, that generate daily income in each of the artisans’ homes”.
Virpominen is performed by Finnish children on Palm Sunday to wish well to the households. This year, because of the pandemic, it has not been possible to visit other people’s homes, but other solutions have been born. Many children made video calls to family members living even far away and renewing the tradition in that way.
Physical distancing in Japan: to avoid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), two people stand apart holding two umbrellas. Satte, Japan