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Eleven new inscriptions on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Posted on Dec, 11, 2013
Contributed to WCHV by Alex Ellis

In early December (2013), the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, holding its 8th session met and inscribed 11 elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity serves to raise awareness of intangible heritage and provide recognition to communities’ traditions and know-how that reflect their cultural diversity (unesco.org). The List does not attribute or recognize any standard of excellence or exclusivity.

The titles of the newly inscribed elements below (in order of inscription) lead to web pages with information, pictures and videos:

  • Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs—Mongolia


  • Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge—Peru


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


  • Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritual-Romania-Republic of Moldova


  • Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal


  • Music of Terchová—Slovakia


  • Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip—Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


  • Turkish coffee culture and tradition—Turkey

       turkish coffee


  • La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y Guatire—Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


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



One thought on “Eleven new inscriptions on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

  1. باندوه بسیار، می بایست سرنوشت ایران وتاریخ ونام بزرگانش ازگذشته وحال مورددستبرد قرارگیرد ودیگران ازنام آنان سود جویی کنند، که ازجمله است زنده یاد ونام«ابراهیم پورداود»که ایران وزرتشت بنام بود، واگرچه هم برزبان«عربی» چیره گی داشت، چنانکه بردیگرزبانهایی چون«انگلیسی، آلمانی، فرانسه و…»، اما این زبانِ عربی دانستن اوسبب نمی شود که دیگرملیتی عهده دارشناسایی او گردد، ونه هم میهنان وبویژه شاگردانی که دردامن پُر مهر آن خرد مند میهن دوست پرورید شده اند!؟ احمد رناسی

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