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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.

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

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

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2019

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Buklog, thanksgiving ritual system of the Subanen Philippines Rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrine Kenya Sega tambour Chagos Mauritius Seperu folkdance and associated practices Botswana Spring rite of Juraŭski Karahod Belarus

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

'Ie Samoa, fine mat and its cultural value Samoa ‘Hatajo de Negritos’ and ‘Hatajo de Pallitas’ from the Peruvian south-central coastline Peru Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills in making and wearing Kyrgyz men’s headwear Kyrgyzstan Alpinism France – Italy – Switzerland Armenian letter art and its cultural expressions Armenia Artisanal talavera of Puebla and Tlaxcala (Mexico) and ceramics of Talavera de la Reina and El Puente del Arzobispo (Spain) making process Mexico – Spain Byzantine chant Cyprus – Greece Celestinian forgiveness celebration Italy Cultural Complex of Bumba-meu-boi from Maranhão Brazil Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practices Bahrain – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Saudi Arabia – Sudan – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates – Yemen Drotárstvo, wire craft and art Slovakia Ethiopian epiphany Ethiopia Gnawa Morocco Holy Week processions in Mendrisio Switzerland Irish harping Ireland Khorazm dance, Lazgi Uzbekistan Kwagh-Hir theatrical performance Nigeria Morna, musical practice of Cabo Verde Cabo Verde Music and dance of Dominican Bachata Dominican Republic Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage Thailand Ommegang of Brussels, an annual historical procession and popular festival Belgium Practice of traditional music and dance in Setesdal, playing, dancing and singing (stev/stevjing) Norway Practices and craftsmanship associated with the Damascene rose in Al-Mrah Syrian Arab Republic Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái ethnic groups in Viet Nam Viet Nam Provision of services and hospitality during the Arba'in visitation Iraq Silat Malaysia The festival of the Santísima Trinidad del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder in the city of La Paz Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Tradition of Kosiv painted ceramics Ukraine Traditional skills of crafting and playing Dotār Iran (Islamic Republic of) Traditional technique of making Airag in Khokhuur and its associated customs Mongolia Traditional Turkish archery Turkey Traditional turkmen carpet making art in Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Traditions of Pencak Silat Indonesia Transhumance, the seasonal droving of livestock along migratory routes in the Mediterranean and in the Alps Austria – Greece – Italy Winter festivities, Carnival of Podence Portugal

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Biocultural programme for the safeguarding of the tradition of the Blessed Palm in Venezuela Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Safeguarding strategy of traditional crafts for peace building Colombia

2018

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Enkipaata, Eunoto and Olng'esherr, three male rites of passage of the Maasai community Kenya Knowledge and skills of the water measurers of the foggaras or water bailiffs of Touat and Tidikelt Algeria Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet Cambodia Shadow play Syrian Arab Republic Suri Jagek (observing the sun), traditional meteorological and astronomical practice based on the observation of the sun, moon and stars in reference to the local topography Pakistan Traditional hand puppetry Egypt Yalli (Kochari, Tenzere), traditional group dances of Nakhchivan Azerbaijan

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques Croatia – Cyprus – France – Greece – Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Switzerland As-Samer in Jordan Jordan Avalanche risk management Switzerland – Austria Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlač, resist block printing and indigo dyeing in Europe Austria – Czechia – Germany – Hungary – Slovakia Bobbin lacemaking in Slovenia Slovenia Celebration in honor of the Budslaŭ icon of Our Lady (Budslaŭ fest) Belarus Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of Tajikistan Tajikistan Chidaoba, wrestling in Georgia Georgia Dondang Sayang Malaysia Festivity of Las Parrandas in the centre of Cuba Cuba Heritage of Dede Qorqud/Korkyt Ata/Dede Korkut, epic culture, folk tales and music Azerbaijan – Kazakhstan – Turkey Horse and camel Ardhah Oman Hurling Ireland Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand Thailand La Romería (the pilgrimage): ritual cycle of 'La llevada' (the carrying) of the Virgin of Zapopan Mexico Lum medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa, knowledge and practices concerning life, health and illness prevention and treatment among the Tibetan people in China China Međimurska popevka, a folksong from Međimurje Croatia Mooba dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of Zambia Zambia Mwinoghe, joyous dance Malawi Nativity scene (szopka) tradition in Krakow Poland Picking of iva grass on Ozren mountain Bosnia and Herzegovina Pottery skills of the women of Sejnane Tunisia Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumes Japan Reggae music of Jamaica Jamaica Ritual and festive expressions of the Congo culture Panama Rūkada Nātya, traditional string puppet drama in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle Serbia Tamboradas drum-playing rituals Spain The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume composition France Traditional Korean wrestling (Ssirum/Ssireum) Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Republic of Korea Traditional spring festive rites of the Kazakh horse breeders Kazakhstan

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Land-of-Legends programme, for promoting and revitalizing the art of storytelling in Kronoberg Region Sweden

2017

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetry United Arab Emirates Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songs Colombia – Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng District Botswana Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites Mongolia Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High Atlas Morocco Whistled language Turkey

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrument Azerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ Italy Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hat Panama Basel Carnival Switzerland Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling Iran (Islamic Republic of) Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills Netherlands Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figures Portugal Cultural practices associated to the 1st of March Bulgaria – North Macedonia – Republic of Moldova – Romania Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identity Azerbaijan Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti Slovenia Kazakh traditional Assyk games Kazakhstan Khaen music of the Lao people Lao People's Democratic Republic Kochari, traditional group dance Armenia Kok boru, traditional horse game Kyrgyzstan Kolo, traditional folk dance Serbia Konjic woodcarving Bosnia and Herzegovina Kumbh Mela India Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancing Turkmenistan Multipart singing of Horehronie Slovakia Nsima, culinary tradition of Malawi Malawi Organ craftsmanship and music Germany Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South Sulawesi Indonesia Punto Cuba Rebetiko Greece Ritual journeys in La Paz during Alasita Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Sega tambour of Rodrigues Island Mauritius Spring celebration, Hıdrellez North Macedonia – Turkey The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet Nam Viet Nam Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet Bangladesh Traditional system of Corongo’s water judges Peru Uilleann piping Ireland Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province, Viet Nam Viet Nam Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Bulgarian Chitalishte (Community Cultural Centre): practical experience in safeguarding the vitality of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Bulgaria Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies Uzbekistan

2016

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process Portugal Chapei Dang Veng Cambodia Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region Ukraine Ma'di bowl lyre music and dance Uganda

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticks Saudi Arabia Argungu international fishing and cultural festival Nigeria Beer culture in Belgium Belgium Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-Gawai Mauritius Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identity Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Carnival of Granville France Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico Mexico Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) Republic of Korea Falconry, a living human heritage Germany – 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, Yufka Azerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo Ethiopia Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperatives Germany Khidr Elias feast and its vows Iraq Kuresi in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabet Georgia Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh Bangladesh Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, Greece Greece Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz Afghanistan – 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 Tajikistan Tajikistan Palov culture and tradition Uzbekistan Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms Viet Nam Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia Slovakia – Czechia Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associated Cuba Škofja Loka passion play Slovenia Tahteeb, stick game Egypt The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motion China Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-making Turkey Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of Moldova Republic of Moldova – Romania Valencia Fallas festivity Spain Winegrowers’ Festival in Vevey Switzerland Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan Japan Yoga India

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum Croatia Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmission Bulgaria Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern context Norway Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraft Austria Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept Hungary

2015

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camels Mongolia Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog North Macedonia Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoples Uganda Manufacture of cowbells Portugal Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena region Colombia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisation Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan Al-Razfa, a traditional performing art United Arab Emirates – Oman Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosity United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar Bagpipe culture Slovakia Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School Vienna Austria Copper craftsmanship of Lahij Azerbaijan Epic art of Gorogly Turkmenistan Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama people Ethiopia Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting technique Argentina Lad’s dances in Romania Romania Majlis, a cultural and social space United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador Colombia – Ecuador Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival Namibia Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in Gourara Algeria Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees Andorra – Spain – France Surova folk feast in Pernik region Bulgaria Three genres of traditional dance in Bali Indonesia Tinian marble craftsmanship Greece Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curagua Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Tugging rituals and games Cambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam Wititi dance of the Colca Valley Peru

2014

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya Kenya Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda Uganda Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territory Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates Oman – United Arab Emirates Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetry Lebanon Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan tree Morocco Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Askiya, the art of wit Uzbekistan Baile Chino Chile Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal Portugal Capoeira circle Brazil Coming forth of the masks and puppets in Markala Mali Ebru, Turkish art of marbling Turkey Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno Peru Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identity France Kazakh traditional art of Dombra Kuy Kazakhstan Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios Greece Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec North Macedonia Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia Armenia Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting Mongolia Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger Niger Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara culture Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, Algeria Algeria Ritual dance of the royal drum Burundi Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s day Serbia Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa Estonia Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern Malawi Malawi The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi Bulgaria Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of Pantelleria Italy Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarves Azerbaijan Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, India India Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings) Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan Traditional Mauritian Sega Mauritius Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ Tĩnh Viet Nam Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper Japan Zmijanje embroidery Bosnia and Herzegovina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raising Belgium

2013

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western Uganda Uganda Mongolian calligraphy Mongolia Nan Pa’ch ceremony Guatemala

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method Georgia Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh) Algeria Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam Viet Nam Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures Italy Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus China Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, Pará Brazil Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ Ethiopia Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip North Macedonia Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge Peru Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, Seytek Kyrgyzstan La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y Guatire Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Limousin septennial ostensions France Mediterranean diet Cyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritual Republic of Moldova – Romania Music of Terchová Slovakia Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk art Ukraine Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger Algeria – Mali – Niger Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur India Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke Belgium Traditional art of Jamdani weaving Bangladesh Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs Mongolia Turkish coffee culture and tradition Turkey Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year Japan Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal  Senegal

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of Montseny Spain

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets Kyrgyzstan Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda Uganda Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District Botswana Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua Indonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetry Oman Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman United Arab Emirates – Oman Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India India Cherry festival in Sefrou Morocco Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrument Azerbaijan Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics Romania Cultural practices and expressions linked to the balafon of the Senufo communities of Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire Mali – Burkina Faso – Côte d'Ivoire Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany France Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó Colombia Fiesta of the patios in Cordova Spain Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional community Hungary Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife Brazil Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia Croatia Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse Belgium Mesir Macunu festival Turkey Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festival Japan Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun' Armenia Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān Iran (Islamic Republic of) Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen Algeria Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, Austria Austria Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona Italy Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat Ecuador Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ Viet Nam

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, Mexico Mexico

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire people Peru Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathing Mongolia Hezhen Yimakan storytelling China Moorish epic T’heydinn Mauritania Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling Iran (Islamic Republic of) Saman dance Indonesia Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali Mali Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf Iran (Islamic Republic of) Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order Brazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia Croatia Ceremonial Keşkek tradition Turkey Chinese shadow puppetry China Equitation in the French tradition France Fado, urban popular song of Portugal Portugal Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of Algemesí Spain Jultagi, tightrope walking Republic of Korea Leuven age set ritual repertoire Belgium Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet Mexico Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, Hiroshima Japan Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland Croatia Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i Peru Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic Czechia Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane Japan Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art Republic of Korea Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí Colombia Tsiattista poetic duelling Cyprus Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan region Republic of Korea

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible Heritage Brazil Fandango's Living Museum Brazil Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in Flanders Belgium Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia Spain Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage Hungary

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Meshrep China Ojkanje singing Croatia Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks China Wooden movable-type printing of China China

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine China Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleys Oman Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars Armenia Chant of the Sybil on Majorca Spain Chhau dance India Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identities France Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-making France Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture Republic of Korea Flamenco Spain Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestra Republic of Korea Gastronomic meal of the French France Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia Croatia Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc temples Viet Nam Hopping procession of Echternach Luxembourg Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem Belgium Huaconada, ritual dance of Mito Peru Human towers Spain Indonesian Angklung Indonesia Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan India Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival Turkey Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at Geraardsbergen Belgium Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatre Japan Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei Mongolia Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala India Music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan Iran (Islamic Republic of) Naadam, Mongolian traditional festival Mongolia Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals Iran (Islamic Republic of) Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo Mexico Peking opera China Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépecha Mexico Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye Iran (Islamic Republic of) Scissors dance Peru Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual Turkey Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko area Czechia Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj Croatia Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs Lithuania Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm Mexico Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars Iran (Islamic Republic of) Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan Iran (Islamic Republic of) Traditional Sohbet meetings Turkey Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero) Colombia Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production technique Japan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singing Viet Nam Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica France Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance Mongolia Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epic Mongolia Qiang New Year festival China Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars) Belarus Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké Mali Suiti cultural space Latvia Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges China Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering China Traditional music of the Tsuur Mongolia Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda Kenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue Odori Japan Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area Croatia Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq Azerbaijan Art of Chinese seal engraving China Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition Turkey Aubusson tapestry France Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom Hungary Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice Uruguay Carnaval de Negros y Blancos Colombia Chakkirako Japan Cheoyongmu Republic of Korea China engraved block printing technique China Chinese calligraphy China Chinese paper-cut China Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures China Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade China Daimokutate Japan Dainichido Bugaku Japan Doina Romania Dragon Boat festival China Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group China Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik Croatia Gagaku Japan Ganggangsullae Republic of Korea Gesar epic tradition China Grand song of the Dong ethnic group China Hayachine Kagura Japan Holy Week processions in Popayán Colombia Hua’er China Ijele masquerade Nigeria Indonesian Batik Indonesia Irrigators’ tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia Spain Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut Republic of Korea Karagöz Turkey Katta Ashula Uzbekistan Lacemaking in Croatia Croatia Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika Cyprus Maloya France Manas China Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga Mali Mazu belief and customs China Mongolian art of singing, Khoomei China Namsadang Nori Republic of Korea Nanyin China Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari Bulgaria Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture Japan Oku-noto no Aenokoto Japan Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory Mexico Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges Belgium Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar Croatia Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs Viet Nam Radif of Iranian music Iran (Islamic Republic of) Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India India Regong arts China Ritual ceremony of the Voladores Mexico Scribing tradition in French timber framing France Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba Mali Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China China Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition Estonia Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani Croatia Tango Argentina – Uruguay Tibetan opera China Traditional Ainu dance Japan Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon China Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper China Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje Croatia Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale Croatia Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero Spain Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble China Yeongsanjae Republic of Korea Yueju opera China

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic project Spain Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in Pekalongan Indonesia Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and Peru Bolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of Gourara Algeria Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic Egypt Albanian folk iso-polyphony Albania Andean cosmovision of the Kallawaya Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellers Kyrgyzstan Arts of the Meddah, public storytellers Turkey Azerbaijani Mugham Azerbaijan Baltic song and dance celebrations Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania Barkcloth making in Uganda Uganda Baul songs Bangladesh Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk region Bulgaria Căluş ritual Romania Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs Italy Carnival of Barranquilla Colombia Carnival of Binche Belgium Carnival of Oruro Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Chopi Timbila Mozambique Cocolo dance drama tradition Dominican Republic Cross-crafting and its symbolism Lithuania Cultural space and oral culture of the Semeiskie Russian Federation Cultural space of Boysun District Uzbekistan Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square Morocco Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio Colombia Cultural space of Sosso-Bala Guinea Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum Jordan Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella Dominican Republic Cultural space of the Yaaral and Degal Mali Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao Philippines Duduk and its music Armenia El Güegüense Nicaragua Fujara and its music Slovakia Gangneung Danoje festival Republic of Korea Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community Côte d'Ivoire Georgian polyphonic singing Georgia Gule Wamkulu Malawi – Mozambique – Zambia Guqin and its music China Hudhud chants of the Ifugao Philippines Ifa divination system Nigeria Indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead Mexico Indonesian Kris Indonesia Iraqi Maqam Iraq Kabuki theatre Japan Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite Gambia – Senegal Kihnu cultural space Estonia Kun Qu opera China Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre India La Tumba Francesa Cuba Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of Tonga Tonga Language, dance and music of the Garifuna Belize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua Mak Yong theatre Malaysia Makishi masquerade Zambia Maroon heritage of Moore Town Jamaica Mask dance of the drums from Drametse Bhutan Mbende Jerusarema dance Zimbabwe Mevlevi Sema ceremony Turkey Moussem of Tan-Tan Morocco Mystery play of Elche Spain Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music Viet Nam Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre Japan Nôgaku theatre Japan Olonkho, Yakut heroic epos Russian Federation Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatre Italy Oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi Brazil Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara people Ecuador – Peru Oral heritage of Gelede Benin – Nigeria – Togo Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa Rica Costa Rica Palestinian Hikaye Palestine Pansori epic chant Republic of Korea Patum of Berga Spain Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa Central African Republic Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France Belgium – France Rabinal Achí dance drama tradition Guatemala Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana India Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its music Republic of Korea Royal ballet of Cambodia Cambodia Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of Bahia Brazil Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatre Cambodia Shashmaqom music Uzbekistan – Tajikistan Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dances Czechia Song of Sana’a Yemen Space of gong culture Viet Nam Taquile and its textile art Peru Tradition of Vedic chanting India Traditional music of the Morin Khuur Mongolia Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long song China – Mongolia Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang China Vanuatu sand drawings Vanuatu Vimbuza healing dance Malawi Wayang puppet theatre Indonesia Woodcrafting knowledge of the Zafimaniry Madagascar
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