Intangible cultural heritage

As mentioned on this page, the UK hasn’t signed the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, so we don’t have any of our customs inscribed on this UNESCO list. However, it is an absolutely fascinating list of cultural traditions – many of which are easily illustrated through postcards – so I thought it worth adding to my site. And who knows, maybe one day we will take part!

Afghanistan

  • Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan)

Albania

  • Albanian folk iso-polyphony

Algeria

  • Ahellil of Gourara
  • Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)
  • Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger (Algeria, Mali, Niger)
  • Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen
  • Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet
  • Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in Gourara

Andorra

  • Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees (Andorra, Spain, France)

Argentina

  • Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting technique
  • Tango (Argentina, Uruguay)

Armenia

  • Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars
  • Duduk and its music
  • Kochari, traditional group dance
  • Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia
  • Performance of the Armenian epic of ‘Daredevils of Sassoun’ or ‘David of Sassoun’

Austria

  • Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School Vienna
  • Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, Austria

Azerbaijan

  • Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq
  • Azerbaijani Mugham
  • Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Copper craftsmanship of Lahij
  • Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrument
  • Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identity
  • Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka (Azerbaijan, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Turkey)
  • Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarves
  • Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

  • Baul songs
  • Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh
  • Traditional art of Jamdani weaving
  • Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of Sylhet

Belarus

  • Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars)

Belgium

  • Aalst carnival
  • Beer culture in Belgium
  • Carnival of Binche
  • Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem
  • Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at Geraardsbergen
  • Leuven age set ritual repertoire
  • Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse
  • Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges
  • Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France (Belgium, France)
  • Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke

Belize

  • Language, dance and music of the Garifuna (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)

Benin

  • Oral heritage of Gelede (Benin, Nigeria, Togo)

Bhutan

  • Mask dance of the drums from Drametse

Bolivia

  • Andean cosmovision of the Kallawaya
  • Carnival of Oruro
  • Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos
  • Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara culture
  • Ritual journeys in La Paz during Alasita

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Konjic woodcarving
  • Zmijanje embroidery

Botswana

  • Dikopelo folk music of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Kgatleng District
  • Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District

Brazil

  • Capoeira circle
  • Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, Pará
  • Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife
  • Oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi
  • Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of Bahia
  • Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people’s ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order

Bulgaria

  • Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk region
  • Cultural practices associated to the 1st of March (Bulgaria, Macedonia,  Moldova, Romania)
  • Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari
  • Surova folk feast in Pernik region
  • The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi

Burundi

  • Ritual dance of the royal drum

Cambodia

  • Chapei Dang Veng
  • Royal ballet of Cambodia
  • Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatre
  • Tugging rituals and games (Cambodia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Viet Nam)

Central African Republic

  • Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa

Chile

  • Baile Chino

China

  • Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Art of Chinese seal engraving
  • China engraved block printing technique
  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Chinese paper-cut
  • Chinese shadow puppetry
  • Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures
  • Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus
  • Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade
  • Dragon Boat festival
  • Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group
  • Gesar epic tradition
  • Grand song of the Dong ethnic group
  • Guqin and its music
  • Hezhen Yimakan storytelling
  • Hua’er
  • Kun Qu opera
  • Manas
  • Mazu belief and customs
  • Meshrep
  • Mongolian art of singing, Khoomei
  • Nanyin
  • Peking opera
  • Qiang New Year festival
  • Regong arts
  • Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China
  • Tibetan opera
  • Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon
  • Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges
  • Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper
  • Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering
  • The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motion
  • Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang
  • Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks
  • Wooden movable-type printing of China
  • Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble
  • Yueju opera

Colombia

  • Carnaval de Negros y Blancos
  • Carnival of Barranquilla
  • Colombian-Venezuelan llano work songs (Colombia, Venezuela)
  • Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio
  • Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó
  • Holy Week processions in Popayán
  • Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador (Colombia, Ecuador)
  • Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí
  • Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena region
  • Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero)

Costa Rica

  • Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

  • Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community
  • Zaouli, popular music and dance of the Guro communities in Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

  • Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
  • Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia
  • Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
  • Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia
  • Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
  • Lacemaking in Croatia
  • Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
  • Ojkanje singing
  • Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar
  • Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj
  • Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
  • Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
  • Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale

Cuba

  • La Tumba Francesa
  • Punto
  • Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associated

Cyprus

  • Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika
  • Mediterranean diet (Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal)
  • Tsiattista poetic duelling

Czechia

  • Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic
  • Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko area
  • Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dances

Dominican Republic

  • Cocolo dance drama tradition
  • Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella
  • Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican Republic

Ecuador

  • Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara people (Ecuador,Peru)
  • Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat

Egypt

  • Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic
  • Tahteeb, stick game

Estonia

  • Baltic song and dance celebrations (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
  • Kihnu cultural space
  • Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa
  • Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition

Ethiopia

  • Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ
  • Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama people
  • Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo

France

  • Aubusson tapestry
  • Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica
  • Carnival of Granville
  • Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identities
  • Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-making
  • Equitation in the French tradition
  • Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany
  • Gastronomic meal of the French
  • Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identity
  • Limousin septennial ostensions
  • Maloya
  • Scribing tradition in French timber framing

Gambia

Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite (Gambia, Senegal)

Georgia

  • Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method
  • Georgian polyphonic singing
  • Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabet

Germany

  • Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperatives
  • Organ craftsmanship and music

Greece

  • Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios
  • Momoeria, New Year’s celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia
  • Rebetiko
  • Tinian marble craftsmanship

Guatemala

  • Nan Pa’ch ceremony
  • Rabinal Achí dance drama tradition

Guinea

  • Cultural space of Sosso-Bala

Hungary

  • Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom
  • Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional community

India

  • Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-
  • Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Chhau dance
  • Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan
  • Kumbh Mela
  • Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre
  • Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala
  • Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana
  • Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas
  • Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
  • Tradition of Vedic chanting
  • Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab
  • Yoga

Indonesia

  • Indonesian Angklung
  • Indonesian Batik
  • Indonesian Kris
  • Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua
  • Pinisi, art of boatbuilding in South Sulawesi
  • Saman dance
  • Three genres of traditional dance in Bali
  • Wayang puppet theatre

Iran

  • Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha, a bowed string musical instrument
  • Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling
  • Music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan
  • Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling
  • Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals
  • Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān
  • Radif of Iranian music
  • Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye
  • Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf
  • Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars
  • Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan

Iraq

  • Iraqi Maqam
  • Khidr Elias feast and its vows

Ireland

  • Uilleann piping

Italy

  • Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’
  • Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs
  • Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures
  • Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatre
  • Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of Pantelleria
  • Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona

Jamaica

  • Maroon heritage of Moore Town

Jordan

  • Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum

Japan

  • Akiu no Taue Odori
  • Chakkirako
  • Daimokutate
  • Dainichido Bugaku
  • Gagaku
  • Hayachine Kagura
  • Kabuki theatre
  • Koshikijima no Toshidon
  • Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatre
  • Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, Hiroshima
  • Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festival
  • Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre
  • Nôgaku theatre
  • Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture
  • Oku-noto no Aenokoto
  • Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane
  • Traditional Ainu dance
  • Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper
  • Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year
  • Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan
  • Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production technique

Kazakhstan

  • Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisation (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kazakh traditional art of Dombra Kuy
  • Kazakh traditional Assyk games
  • Kuresi in Kazakhstan
  • Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings) (Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan)

Kenya

  • Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya
  • Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda

Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)

  • Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Korea (Republic of )

  • Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea
  • Cheoyongmu
  • Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)
  • Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture
  • Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestra
  • Ganggangsullae
  • Gangneung Danoje festival
  • Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut
  • Jultagi, tightrope walking
  • Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of Korea
  • Namsadang Nori
  • Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea
    Pansori epic chant
  • Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its music
  • Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art
  • Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan region
  • Yeongsanjae

Kyrgyzstan

  • Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets
  • Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellers
  • Kok boru, traditional horse game
  • Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, Seytek

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Khaen music of the Lao people

Latvia

  • Suiti cultural space

Lebanon

  • Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetry

Lithuania

  • Cross-crafting and its symbolism
  • Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs

Luxembourg

  • Hopping procession of Echternach

Macedonia

  • Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip
  • Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog
  • Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec
  • Spring celebration, Hıdrellez (Macedonia, Turkey)

Madagascar

  • Woodcrafting knowledge of the Zafimaniry

Malawi

  • Gule Wamkulu (Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia)
  • Nsima, culinary tradition of Malawi
  • Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern Malawi
  • Vimbuza healing dance

Malaysia

  • Mak Yong theatre

Mali

  • Coming forth of the masks and puppets in Markala
  • 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)
  • Cultural space of the Yaaral and Degal
  • Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga
  • Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké
  • Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali
  • Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba

Mauritania

  • Moorish epic T’heydinn

Mauritius

  • Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-Gawai
  • Sega tambour of Rodrigues Island
  • Traditional Mauritian Sega

Mexico

  • Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico
  • Indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead
  • Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet
  • Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo
  • Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépecha
  • Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory
  • Ritual ceremony of the Voladores
  • Traditional Mexican cuisine – ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm

Mongolia

  • Coaxing ritual for camels
  • Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances – circular breathing
  • Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites
  • Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance
  • Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epic
  • Mongolian calligraphy
  • Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting
  • Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei
  • Naadam, Mongolian traditional festival
  • Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs
  • Traditional music of the Morin Khuur
  • Traditional music of the Tsuur
    Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long song (Mongolia – China)

Morocco

  • Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan tree
  • Cherry festival in Sefrou
  • Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square
  • Moussem of Tan-Tan
  • Taskiwin, martial dance of the western High Atlas

Mozambique

  • Chopi Timbila

Namibia

  • Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival

Netherlands

  • Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills

Nicaragua

  • El Güegüense

Niger

  • Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger

Nigeria

  • Argungu international fishing and cultural festival
  • Ifa divination system
  • Ijele masquerade

Oman

  • Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetry
  • Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (Oman, United Arab Emirates)
  • Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleys

Palestine

  • Palestinian Hikaye

Panama

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

Peru

  • Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire people
  • Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno
  • Huaconada, ritual dance of Mito
  • Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge
  • Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i
  • Scissors dance
  • Taquile and its textile art
  • Traditional system of Corongo’s water judges
  • Wititi dance of the Colca Valley

Philippines

  • Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao
  • Hudhud chants of the Ifugao

Portugal

  • Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process
  • Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal
  • Craftmanship of Estremoz clay figures
  • Fado, urban popular song of Portugal
  • Manufacture of cowbells

Romania

  • Căluş ritual
  • Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics
  • Doina
  • Lad’s dances in Romania
  • Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritual (Romania, Moldova)
  • Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of Moldova (Romania, Moldova)

Russian Federation

  • Cultural space and oral culture of the Semeiskie
  • Olonkho, Yakut heroic epos

Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir
  • Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi Arabia
  • Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticks

Senegal

  • Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal

Serbia

  • Kolo, traditional folk dance
  • Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s day

Slovakia

  • Bagpipe culture
  • Fujara and its music
  • Multipart singing of Horehronie
  • Music of Terchová
  • Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia (Slovakia, Czechia)

Slovenia

  • Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti
  • Škofja Loka passion play

Spain

  • Chant of the Sybil on Majorca
  • Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of Algemesí
  • Fiesta of the patios in Cordova
  • Flamenco
  • Human towers
  • 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
  • Mystery play of Elche
  • Patum of Berga
  • Valencia Fallas festivity
  • Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero

Switzerland

  • Basel Carnival
  • Winegrowers’ Festival in Vevey

Tajikistan

  • Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in Tajikistan

Tonga

  • Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of Tonga

Turkey

  • Arts of the Meddah, public storytellers
  • Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition
  • Ceremonial Keşkek tradition
  • Ebru, Turkish art of marbling
  • Karagöz
  • Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival
  • Mesir Macunu festival
  • Mevlevi Sema ceremony
  • Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual
  • Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-making
  • Traditional Sohbet meetings
  • Turkish coffee culture and tradition
  • Whistled language

Turkmenistan

  • Epic art of Gorogly
  • Kushtdepdi rite of singing and dancing

Uganda

  • Barkcloth making in Uganda
  • Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda
  • Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western Uganda
  • Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoples
  • Ma’di bowl lyre music and dance
  • Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda

Ukraine

  • Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region
  • Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk art

United Arab Emirates

  • Al Azi, art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetry
  • Al-Razfa, a traditional performing art (United Arab Emirates, Oman)
  • Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates
  • Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman (United Arab Emirates, Oman)
  • Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosity (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar)
  • Falconry, a living human heritage (United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic)
  • Majlis, a cultural and social space (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar)

Uruguay

  • Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice

Uzbekistan

  • Askiya, the art of wit
  • Cultural space of Boysun District
  • Katta Ashula
  • Palov culture and tradition
  • Shashmaqom music (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan)

Vanuatu

  • Vanuatu sand drawings

Venezuela

  • Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identity
  • La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y Guatire
  • Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territory
  • Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curagua
  • Venezuela’s Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi

Viet Nam

  • The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet Nam
  • Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam
  • Ca trù singing
  • Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc temples
  • Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music
  • Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms
    Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs
  • Space of gong culture
  • Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ Tĩnh
  • Worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ
  • Xoan singing of Phú Thọ province

Yemen

  • Song of Sana’a

Zambia

  • Makishi masquerade

Zimbabwe

  • Mbende Jerusarema dance
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