UNESCO World Intangible Heritage List 2017

IAS Prelims 2023

New elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2017.

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting in Jeju, inscribed thirty-three new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Jeju province encompasses the South Korean island of Jeju in the Korea Strait.

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 Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Azerbaijan
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 – The former Yugoslav Republic of 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 The former Yugoslav Republic of 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