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    • Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

    • The Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity was made by the Director-General of UNESCO starting in 2001 to raise awareness on intangible cultural heritage and encourage local communities to protect them and the local people who sustain these forms of cultural expressions. Several ma ... Read »


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    • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

    • UNESCO established its lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the aim of ensuring the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance. Through a compendium of the different oral and intangible treasures of humankind worldwide, the program aims to draw a ... Read »


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    • List of Intangible Cultural Heritage elements in Eastern Europe

    • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) intangible cultural heritage elements are the non-physical traditions and practices performed by a people. As part of a country's cultural heritage, they include celebrations, festivals, performances, oral traditions, music, and the making of ... Read »


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    • List of Intangible Cultural Heritage elements in Northern Europe

    • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) intangible cultural heritage elements are components of a country's cultural heritage that are equally as important as physical cultural elements, like World Heritage Sites. The elements are abstract and must be learned, encompassing traditio ... Read »


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    • Affranchi (dance)

    • The Affranchi is a traditional cultural dance that originated in Saint-Domingue, the modern day Haiti. The word Affranchi, was used to describe people that were descendants of a European and an African slave in colonial times in Haiti. The dance involved a series of straight-backed, held-torso, French style figure ... Read »


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    • Al Sadu

    • Al Sadu, or simply Sadu, describes an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand-woven by Bedouin people. Sadu House in Kuwait was established by the Al Sadu Society in 1980 to protect the interests of the Bedouins and Sadu weaving. Al Sadu traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates is contained in the UNES ... Read »


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    • Alençon lace


    • Angklung

    • Angklung
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      The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved to have a resonant pitch when struck and are tuned to octaves, similar to American handbells. The base of the frame is held in one hand, whilst the other hand shakes the instrume ... Read »


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    • Aqyn

    • Akyns or aqyns (Kazakh: ақын, [ɑqə́n], Kyrgyz: акын, [ɑqɯ́n]; both transcribed as aqın or اقىن) are improvising poets and singers in the Kazakh and Kyrgyz cultures. Akyns are different from the zhiraus or manaschys, who are song performers or epic storytellers. ... Read »


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    • Arabic maqam

    • Arabic maqam (Arabic: مقام‎, translit. maqām‎, literally "place"; pl. مقامات maqāmāt) is the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music, which is mainly melodic. The word maqam in Arabic means place, location or position. The Arabic maqam is a melody typ ... Read »


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    • Ashik

    • An Ashik (Armenian: , Azerbaijani: , Turkish: ) is a singer who accompanied his song— be it a dastan also known as hikaye (traditional epic stories) a shorter original composition—with a long necked lute (bağlama) in Azerbaijani culture and related Turkic cultures. The modern Azerbaijani ashik is a profess ... Read »


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    • Ashiqs of Azerbaijan

    • Ashiqs of Azerbaijan

      The art of Azerbaijani Ashiqs combines poetry, storytelling, dance and vocal and instrumental music into a traditional performance art. This art is one of the symbols of Azerbaijani culture and considered an emblem of national identity and the guardian of Azerbaijani language, literature and music. Characterized by th ... Read »


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    • Ath

    • Ath

      Ath (French pronunciation: ​[at]; Dutch: Aat, Picard: Ât) is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Hainaut. The Ath municipality includes the old communes of Lanquesaint, Irchonwelz, Ormeignies, Bouvignies, Ostiches, Rebaix, Maffle, Arbre, Houtaing, Ligne, Mainvault, Moulbaix, Villers-Not ... Read »


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    • Aubusson tapestry

    • The Aubusson tapestry manufacture of the 17th and 18th centuries managed to compete with the royal manufacture of Gobelins tapestry and the privileged position of Beauvais tapestry. Tapestry manufacture at Aubusson, in the upper valley of the Creuse in central France, may have developed from looms in isolated family wo ... Read »


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    • Azerbaijani carpet weaving

    • Azerbaijani carpet weaving

      The Azerbaijani carpet is a traditional handmade textile of various sizes, with dense texture and a pile or pile-less surface, whose patterns are characteristic of Azerbaijan’s many carpet-making regions. Carpet making is a family tradition transferred orally and through practice. In 2010 art of Azerbaijani carpe ... Read »


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    • Azerbaijani rug

    • Azerbaijani rugs (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan xalçaları) are a product of Azerbaijan and Iranian Azerbaijan, an ancient center of carpet weaving. The Azerbaijani rug is a traditional handmade textile of various sizes, with dense texture and a pile or pile-less surface, whose patterns are characteristic of Azerbaij ... Read »


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    • Baltic song festivals

    • Baltic song festivals

      The Baltic song festivals (Estonian: laulupidu, Latvian: dziesmu svētki, Lithuanian: dainų Å¡ventė) are traditional amateur song and dance festivals in the Baltic states included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The first song festival was held in Zürich, Switzerland in June 1843. It was ... Read »


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    • Barranquilla's Carnival


    • Batik

    • Batik (Javanese pronunciation: [ˈbateʔ]; Indonesian: [ˈbatɪk]) is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting (Javanese pronunciation: [ʈ͡ʂanti ... Read »


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    • Baul

    • The Baul (Bengali: বাউল) are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal which includes Indian State of West Bengal and the country of Bangladesh. Bauls constitute both a syncretic religious sect and a musical tradition. Bauls are a very heterogeneous group, with many sects, but their membership mainly ... Read »


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    • Bećarac


    • Bistritsa Babi

    • Bistritsa Babi (Bulgarian: Бистришките баби, "The Bistritsa Grannies") are an elderly/multi-generational female vocal ensemble carrying on the traditional dances and polyphonic singing of the Shopluk region of Bulgaria. Founded in 1939, the group won the European Folk Art Aw ... Read »


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    • Blacks and Whites' Carnival


    • Boysun

    • Boysun

      Boysun (also spelt Baysun, Bajsun or Baisun) is a town in Surxondaryo Region, Uzbekistan and capital of Boysun District. The population as of the 1989 census was 16,700; an estimate for 2012 puts the population at 26,309. Boysun lies in a valley running through a hilly region and overlooked by the Boysuntoq Ridge ... Read »


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    • Boysun District

    • Boysun district or Boysun tumani (Cyrillic: Бойсун тумани) is a district in Surxondaryo Region, Uzbekistan. Its capital is the town of Boysun. In 2001 the Boysun district was proclaimed as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Coordinates: 38°12′00″N 67°12†... Read »


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    • Bunraku

    • Bunraku (?), also known as Ningyō jōruri (人形浄瑠璃), is a form of traditional Japanese puppet theatre, founded in Osaka in the beginning of 17th century. Three kinds of performers take part in a bunraku performance: the Ningyōtsukai or Ningyōzukai (puppeteers), the TayÅ« (chanters) a ... Read »


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    • Ca trù


    • Cải lÆ°Æ¡ng


    • Călușari


    • Candombe

    • Candombe

      The Uruguayan Candombe is an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity named by UNESCO, Las Llamadas, Candombe Comparsas Candombe is an Uruguayan music and dance that comes from African slaves. It is considered an important aspect of the culture of Uruguay and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage of hu ... Read »


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    • Cante Alentejano

    • Cante Alentejano

      Cante Alentejano is a Portuguese music genre just based on vocal music from the Alentejo region. It's one of two Portuguese music traditions part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, the other being Fado. ... Read »


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    • Cantu a tenore

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      The cantu a tenòre (also known in Sardinian language as su tenòre, su cuncòrdu, su cuntràttu, su cussèrtu, s'agorropamèntu, su cantu a pròa) or canto a tenore in Italian is a style of polyphonic folk singing characteristic of the Barbagia region of the island of Sardinia (Italy), even though some o ... Read »


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    • Carnaval de Oruro

    • The Carnival of Oruro is a religious festival dating back more than 200 years that takes place in Oruro, Bolivia. It is one of UNESCO's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Originally an indigenous festival, the celebration later was transformed to incorporate a Christian ritual around the Virg ... Read »


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    • Carnival of Aalst

    • The Carnival of Aalst (Dutch: Carnaval Aalst, local dialect: Carnaval Oilsjt) or Aalst Carnival is a yearly three-day event in the Belgian city of Aalst. It recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The carnival is celebrated in the days preceding Ash Wednesday. It is mainly ... Read »


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    • Carnival of Binche

    • The carnival of Binche is an event that takes place each year in the Belgian town of Binche during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday. The carnival is the best known of several that take place in Belgium at the same time and has been proclaimed as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage o ... Read »


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    • Castell

    • A castell (Catalan pronunciation: [kəsˈteʎ]) is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres (groups who construct towers) often succeed in building and dismantling a tower's structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were d ... Read »


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    • Chinese Zhusuan

    • Chinese Zhusuan is the knowledge and practices of arithmetic calculation through the abacus. In the year 2013, it has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. While deciding on the inscription, the Intergovernmental Committee noted that "Zhusuan is considered by ... Read »


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    • Chiprovtsi kilim

    • Chiprovtsi kilims (Чипровски килим, Chiprovtsi Kilim) are handmade flatwoven kilim rugs with two identical sides, part of Bulgarian national heritage, traditions, arts and crafts. Their name is derived from the town of Chiprovtsi where their production started in the 17th centu ... Read »


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    • Chovgan

    • Chovgan

      Chovgan or Chovken (Middle Persian: čaukān or čōkān, New Persian: čōgan or čōvgan), is a sporting team game with horses and a version of the modern polo game. From time immemorial it was considered an aristocratic game and held in a separate field, on specially trained horses. Nowadays, chovg ... Read »


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    • Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region


    • Daina (Lithuania)

    • Daina is the traditional name of vocal folk music in the Baltic languages, and is preserved in Lithuania and Latvia. Lithuanian dainos (literally, "songs") are often noted not only for their mythological content, but also for relating historical events. Most Lithuanian folk music is based around various types of daino ... Read »


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    • Dainichido Bugaku

    • Dainichido Bugaku (Japanese: 大日堂舞楽, literally: Important Day Dance) is a yearly set of nine sacred ritual dances and music, named for the imperial palace ensemble performances, "bugaku", and from the palace's ensemble's visit to Hachimantai, Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture, during the reconst ... Read »


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    • Danza de tijeras

    • The Danza de las tijeras (English: scissors dance, Quechua: Supaypa wasin tusuq, also Galas, laijas) is an original dance from the south of the Andes, in Peru. The dance consists of two or more dancers, followed by their respective orchestras of a violin and a harp. The dancers dance in turns, doing explicit moves and ... Read »


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    • David of Sassoun

    • David of Sassoun (Armenian: Սասունցի Ô´Õ¡Õ¾Õ«Õ© Sasuntsi Davit) is the main hero of Armenia's national epic Daredevils of Sassoun, who drove Arab invaders out of Armenia. The Daredevils of Sassoun (also known as after its main hero David of Sassoun) is an Armenian national epic poem r ... Read »


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    • Day of the Dead

    • Day of the Dead

      Day of the Dead (Spanish: ) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of fa ... Read »


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    • Jemaa el-Fnaa

    • Jamaa el Fna (Arabic: ساحة جامع الفناء saaHat jamaaÊ» al-fanâʼ, also Jemaa el-Fnaa, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists. The orig ... Read »


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    • Ducasse d'Ath


    • Ducasse de Mons

    • The Ducasse de Mons or Doudou is a popular festival that happens every year on Trinity Sunday (57 days after Easter) in the town of Mons in Belgium. It is recognised as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity since November 2005. The feast comprises two important parts: The Doudou ... Read »


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    • Duduk

    • Duduk

      The duduk (doo-dook) is an ancient double-reed woodwind flute made of apricot wood. It is indigenous to Armenia. It is commonly played in pairs: while the first player plays the song, the second plays a steady drone, and the sound of the two instruments together creates a richer, more haunting sound. The unflattened r ... Read »


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    • El Güegüense


    • Estonian Song Festival

    • The Estonian Song Festival (in Estonian: laulupidu) is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world, a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is held every five years in July on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Lauluväljak) simultaneously with the Estonian Dance Festival. The join ... Read »


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    • Fado

    • Guitarra Portuguesa: Portuguese guitarViola: virtually identical to, and sometimes called guitarra clássica (classical guitar) but traditionally uses steel strings. Fado (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfaðu]; "destiny, fate") is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Lisbon, Portugal, but probably ... Read »


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    • Fest Noz

    • A Fest Noz (Breton for night festival) is a Breton traditional festival, with dancing in groups and live musicians playing acoustic instruments. Although it is all too easy to write off the fest nozou and fêtes folkloriques as modern inventions, most of the traditional dances of the Fest Noz are ancient, some datin ... Read »


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    • La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival


    • Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik

    • Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik

      Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik (Croatian: Festa Svetog Vlaha, zaÅ¡titnika Dubrovnika) is a festivity organised on February 3 continuously since year 972 in the City of Dubrovnik, Croatia on the occasion of the celebration of Saint Blaise's day. Festivity is based on the legend of the appearance of ... Read »


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    • Flamenco

    • Flamenco

      Flamenco (Spanish pronunciation: [flaˈmeŋko]), in its strictest sense, is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain. In a wider sense, it refers to these musical traditions which have, themselves been deeply influenced and become blurred with the development ... Read »


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    • Fujara

    • The Fujara

      Aerophone The fujara (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈfujɑrɑ]) originated in central Slovakia as a large sophisticated folk shepherd's overtone fipple flute of unique design. It is technically a contrabass in the tabor pipe class. Ranging from 160 to 200 cm long (5'3" – 6'6") and tuned in A, G, or F. It has thr ... Read »


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    • Garifuna in Peril

    • Garifuna in Peril

      Garifuna in Peril is a low-budget independent fiction docufiction feature film directed, written, and produced by Alí Allié and Rubén Reyes. The film depicts historical and contemporary issues within the Garinagu (plural of Garifuna) Afro-Honduran indigenous community and features a cast of actors from Hondura ... Read »


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    • Garifuna language

    • Garifuna (Karif) is a minority language still widely spoken in villages of Garifuna people in the western part of the northern coast of Central America. It is a member of the Arawakan languages family but an atypical one since it is spoken outside of the Arawakan language area, which is otherwise confined to the northe ... Read »


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    • Garifuna music

    • Garifuna music is a type of music found in Central America, primarily on the Caribbean coast of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The Garifuna (/ɡəˈrɪfʉnə/ gə-RIF-uu-nə; pl. Garinagu in Garifuna) are descendants of West African, Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. Garif ... Read »


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    • Gẹlẹdẹ


    • Gimjang

    • Gimjang

      Gimjang (김장), also spelled kimjang, is the traditional process of preparation and preservation of kimchi, the spicy Korean pickled vegetable dish, in the wintertime. During the summer months, Kimchi is made fresh, from seasonal vegetables. For one month, starting from the tenth moon of the year, people prepar ... Read »


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    • Gióng Festival


    • Guqin

    • Guqin

      The guqin ([kùtɕʰǐn]; Chinese: 古琴) is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote "a gen ... Read »


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    • Gwo ka

    • Traditional: the boula, playing the central rhythm and the smaller, markeur (or maké), as well as a chak chak (a maracas). Gwo ka (Big drum) is both a family of hand drums and the music created with them, which is a major part of Guadeloupean folk music. There are seven rhythms in gwo ka, which are embellished by t ... Read »


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    • Horezu ceramics

    • Horezu ceramics is a unique type of Romanian pottery that is traditionally produced by hand around the town of Horezu in northern Oltenia (Vâlcea County), close to the famous Horezu Monastery. It reflects many generations of knowledge and skills development of pottery, which is why the craftsmanship of Horezu potter ... Read »


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    • Ifá


    • Istrian scale

    • "Istrian scale" refers both to a "unique"musical scale and to the Istrian and Kvarnerian folk music genres which use the scale. It is named for the Istrian peninsula. Genres include kanat and tarankanje; techniques include nasal tone, variation and improvisation, and resolution to the unison or octave; and instruments ... Read »


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    • Jamdani

    • Jamdani

      Jamdani (Bengali: জামদানি) is one of the finest muslin textiles of Bengal, produced in Dhaka District, Bangladesh for centuries. The historic production of jamdani was patronized by imperial warrants of the Mughal emperors. Under British colonialism, the Bengali jamdani and muslin ind ... Read »


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    • Jongmyo

    • Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established in the 14th century. ... Read »


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    • Jongmyo jerye

    • Jongmyo jerye

      Jongmyo Jerye or Jongmyo Daeje is a rite held for worshipping the late kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty in Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul, South Korea. It is held every year on the first Sunday of May. The Jongmyo rite is usually accompanied with the court music playing (Jerye-ak) and dance called Ilmu or line Dance. Jong ... Read »


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    • Kabuki

    • Kabuki (歌舞伎?) is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. The individual kanji, from left to right, mean sing (歌), dance (舞), and skill (伎). Kabuki is therefore sometimes transl ... Read »


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    • Kalampattu

    • MULLUTHARA DEVI TEMPLE (SREE BHADRA KALI DEVI & KARIAM KALI MOORTHI DEVI TEMPLE):- Mulluthara devitemple is a traditional performing art in Kerala, India. It is performed as a vazhipad (offering). Pattu kurup, a traditional community, is in charge of that function. This offering is performed for the blessings of gods ... Read »


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    • Kallawaya

    • The Kallawaya are an itinerant group of traditional healers living in the Andes of Bolivia. They live in the Bautista Saavedra region, a mountainous area north of La Paz. They are members of the Mollo culture and are direct descendants of Tiwanaku culture. According to the UNESCO Safeguarding Project, the Kallawaya can ... Read »


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    • Karabakh carpet

    • Karabakh carpet is one of four major regional groups of carpets made in Azerbaijan named after the Karabakh region, which comprises present Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent lowland territories ('lowland Karabakh'). Karabakh carpet making were added to UNESCO’s Representative Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage as part ... Read »


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    • Karagöz and Hacivat


    • Kelaghayi

    • Kelaghayi

      A kelaghayi (Azerbaijani: Kəlağayı) is a traditional Azerbaijani women's headgear. In November 2014 at the 9th session of UNESCO's traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, its production and the wearing were included in the list of intangible cultural heritage UNESCO. A kalaghai is one of the spread types ... Read »


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    • Khmer shadow theatre

    • Khmer shadow theatre (Khmer: ល្ខោនណាំងស្បែក; IPA: [lkhaon naŋ sbaek], Lakhaon Nang Sbek) are forms of shadow play in which leather shadow puppets are used. The two main genres include Sbek Thom, which features the Reamker, the other being Sbek Toc ... Read »


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    • Kihnu

    • Kihnu

      Kihnu (Swedish: Kynö) is an island in the Baltic Sea. With an area of 16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi) it is the largest island in the Gulf of Riga and the seventh largest island of Estonia. The length of the island is 7 km (4.3 mi) and width 3.3 km (2.1 mi), the highest point is at 8.9 metres (29.2 ft) ... Read »


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    • Klapa

    • Klapa music is a form of traditional a cappella singing in Dalmatia, Croatia. The word klapa translates as "a group of friends" and traces its roots to littoral church singing. The motifs in general celebrate love, wine (grapes), country (homeland) and sea. Main elements of the music are harmony and melody, with rhythm ... Read »


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    • Koodiyattam

    • Koodiyattam (Malayalam: കൂടിയാട്ടം, KÅ«á¹­iyāṭṭaṁ), also transliterated as Kutiyattam, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Inta ... Read »


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    • Kris

    • Kris

      Javanese (mainly & originally) The kris (Ngoko Javanese: ꦏꦼꦫꦶꦱ꧀ ; Krama Javanese: ꦮꦁꦏꦶꦔꦤ꧀; Ngoko Gêdrìk: kêrìs; Krama Gêdrìk: wangkingan, lit. "to slice"; Tagalog: kalis; Bugis and Makassarese: sele) is an asymmetrical dagger with di ... Read »


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    • Krishnanattam

    • Krishnanattam (Malayalam: കൃഷ്ണനാട്ടം, IAST: Kṛṣṇanāṭṭaṃ) or Krishnattam is a temple art in Kerala, India. It is a dance drama and presents the story of Krishna in a series of eight plays and was created by Manaveda (1585–1658 ... Read »


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    • Kryždirbystė


    • Kunqu

    • Kunqu (Chinese: 崑曲), also known as Kunju (崑劇), Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatre from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The style originated in the Wu cultural area. It is listed as one of the ... Read »


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    • Kvevri

    • Kvevri (Georgian: ქვევრი [kʰˈwɛwri]; also known as churi (ჭური) in Western Georgia) are large earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine. Resembling large, egg-shaped amphorae without handles, they are either ... Read »


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    • Lacemaking in Croatia

    • Lacemaking in Croatia (Čipkarstvo u Hrvatskoj) is a tradition dating back to the Renaissance when lacemaking began spreading throughout the Mediterranean and continental Europe. Throughout the years, Croatian lace has become notable for its unique patterns and designs. In 2009 UNESCO recognised lacemaking in Croatia ... Read »


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    • Lakalaka

    • The lakalaka (walking briskly) is a Tongan group dance where the performers are largely standing still and make gestures with their arms only. It is considered as the national dance of Tonga and part of the intangible human heritage. It is the ideal dance at formal occasions, like the birthday of the king or the openin ... Read »


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    • Licitar

    • Licitars (pronounced [lǐtsitaːr]) are colorfully decorated biscuits made of sweet honey dough that are part of Croatia's and Serbian cultural heritage. They are a traditional symbol of the Croatian capital of Zagreb. They are used as an ornamental gift, often given at celebrations of love such as weddings and ... Read »


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    • Long song

    • The Long drawn song (Mongolian: ᠤᠷᠲᠠ ᠢᠢᠨ ᠳᠠᠭᠤᠨ, Urtiin duu) is one of the central elements of the traditional music of Mongolia. This genre is called "Long song" not only because the songs are long, but also because each syllable of text is extended for a ... Read »


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    • Mak yong

    • Mak yong or mak yung (Jawi: مق يوڠ; Thai: มะโย่ง: rtgs: ma yong) is a traditional form of dance-drama from northern Malaysia, particularly the state of Kelantan. It was banned by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party in 1991 because of its animist and Hindu-Buddhist roots which ... Read »


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    • Maloya

    • Maloya is one of the two major music genres of Réunion, usually sung in Réunion Creole, and traditionally accompanied by percussion and a musical bow. Maloya is a new form that has origins in the music of African and Malagasy slaves and Indian indentured workers on the island, as has the other folk music of Ré ... Read »


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    • Manaveda

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    • Mangal Shobhajatra

    • Mangal Shobhajatra

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    • Maqam al-iraqi

    • Iraqi Maqam (Arabic: المقام العراقي‎‎) is a genre of Arabic maqam music found in Iraq that is at least four-hundred years old. The ensemble of instruments used in this genre, called Al-Chalghi al-Baghdadi, includes a qari' (singer), santur, jawza, tabla or dunbug/dumbeg, ... Read »


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    • Mariachi

    • Mariachi

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    • Mystery Play of Elche

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      The morin khuur (Mongolian: морин хуур), also known as the horsehead fiddle, is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation. The morin khuur is one of the Master ... Read »


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    • Mugham

    • Mugham

      Mugham or mugam (Azerbaijani: Muğam) is one of the many folk musical compositions from Azerbaijan, contrasting with tasnif and ashugs. Mugam draws on Arabic maqam. It is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes. Mugham is a modal system. Unlike Western m ... Read »


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    • Muixeranga

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    • Muqam

    • A Muqam (Uyghur: ‎Mùkǎmǔ ئۇيغۇر مۇقامى, Муқам) is the melody type used in the music of Xinjiang, that is, a musical mode and set of melodic formulas used to guide improvisation and composition. The twelve muqams are: Each of the 12 muqams consists o ... Read »


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    • Nestinarstvo

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    • Nijemo Kolo

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    • Noh

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    • Noken

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    • Nowruz

    • Nowruz

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    • Ojkanje

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    • Olonkho

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    • Opera dei Pupi

    • Opera dei Pupi

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    • Oruro Diablada

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    • Parachico

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    • Patum de Berga

    • Patum de Berga

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    • Petrykivka painting

    • Petrykivka painting

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    • Pirekua

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    • Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France

    • Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France

      The processional giants and dragons of Belgium and France are a set of folkloric manifestations which have been inscribed by UNESCO on the lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008, originally proclaimed in November 2005. Through these festivals and their giants, this concerns the set of gigantic manifestations sp ... Read »


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    • Radif (music)

    • Radif (music)

      Radif (Persian: ردیف‎‎, meaning order) is a collection of many old melodic figures preserved through many generations by oral tradition. It organizes the melodies in a number of different tonal spaces called Dastgah. The traditional music of Iran is based on the radif, which is a collection of old ... Read »


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    • Ramanattam

    • Ramanattam (Malayalam: രാമനാട്ടം, IAST: Rāmanāṭṭaṃ) is a temple art in Kerala, India. The dance drama presents the story of Rama in a series of eight plays and was created under the patronage of Veera Kerala Varma (AD 1653-1694) alias Kottarakkara Thampu ... Read »


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    • Ramlila

    • Ramlila (RāmlÄ«lā) (literally 'Rama’s lila or play') is any dramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Rama according to the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana or secondary literature based on it such as the Ramcharitmanas. It particularly refers to the thousands of Hindu god Rama-related dramatic plays and dance ... Read »


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    • Royal ballet of Cambodia

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    • Sada Jinja

    • Sada Jinja

      Sada Jinja (佐太神社?) is a Shinto shrine in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The Taisha-zukuri north, central and south halls of 1807 are Important Cultural Properties. Sada Shin Noh, ritual purification dances performed annually on 24 and 25 September, have been designated an Important Intangible F ... Read »


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    • Sama (Sufism)

    • Sama (Sufism)

      Sama (Turkish: Sema, Persian, Urdu and Arabic: سَمَاع‎ - samā‘un) is a Sufi ceremony performed as dhikr. Sama means "listening", while dhikr means "remembrance". These rituals often includes singing, playing instruments, dancing, recitation of poetry and prayers, wearing symbolic attire, ... Read »


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    • Saman (dance)

    • Saman (or the dance of thousand hands) is one of the most popular dances in Indonesia. Its origin is from the Gayo ethnic group from Gayo Lues, Aceh province, Sumatra, and is normally performed to celebrate important occasions. The dance is characterized by its fast-paced rhythm and common harmony between dancers. Thes ... Read »


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    • San Basilio de Palenque

    • San Basilio de Palenque

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    • Sand drawing

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    • Shashmaqam

    • Shashmaqam is a Central Asian musical genre, (typical of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), which may have developed in the city of Bukhara. Shashmaqam means the six Maqams (modes) in the Persian language, dastgah being the name for Persian modes, and maqams being the name for modes more generally. It is a refined sort of mu ... Read »


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    • Shiraz rug

    • A Shiraz carpet (Persian: قالی شیراز‎‎) is a type of Persian rug made in the villages around the city of Shiraz, in the Iranian province of Fars. The designs tend to come from settled tribal weavers so they mimic Qashqai, Khamseh (Basseri and Khamseh Arabs), Afshar, Abadeh and Luri ... Read »


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    • Silbo Gomero

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    • Sinjska alka

    • Sinjska alka

      The Sinjska alka [siɲska alka] is an equestrian competition held in the Croatian town of Sinj every first Sunday in August since 1717. It commemorates a Croatian-Venetian victory over Ottomans on August 14, 1715 in which the local Christian population of around 700 Croats in cooperation with a smaller number of Vene ... Read »


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    • The Song of the Sibyl

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    • Space of gong culture

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    • Taghribat Bani Hilal

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    • Taquile Island

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      Taquile (Spanish: Isla de Taquile; Quechua: Intika) is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 kilometres (3.4 by 1.0 mile) in size (maximum measurements), with an area of 5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi). The high ... Read »


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    • Tar (Azerbaijani instrument)

    • Tar (Azerbaijani instrument)

      The Azerbaijani Tar and the skills related to this tradition play a significant role in shaping the cultural identity of Azerbaijanis. The Tar is a long-necked plucked lute, traditionally crafted and performed in communities throughout the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Iranian Azerbaijan region. The tar features alone ... Read »


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    • Tarasque

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    • Traditional Sohbet meetings

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    • Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona

    • Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona

      The Cremona's traditional violin making is an ancient form of handicraft typical of Cremona (Italy) where bowed string instruments like violins, violas, cellos and double basses have been made since the 16th century. "Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona" (official name in Italian: "Saperi e saper fare liutario ... Read »


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    • Tumba francesa

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    • Turkish hikaye

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    • Varia di Palmi

    • Varia di Palmi

      The Varia di Palmi is a Catholic festival that takes place on the last Sunday of August, in Palmi, Italy, in honor of the city's patron saint and protector, the Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of the Sacred Letter. The event is the main festival of the Calabria region. The Varia is a huge holy wagon that represents the ... Read »


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    • Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals

    • Koshti Pahlevani

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    • Vedic chant

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    • Villa Mella

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    • Wayang

    • Wayang (Krama Javanese: ꦫꦶꦁꦒꦶꦠ꧀ Ringgit) is a Javanese word for a theatrical performance with puppets or human dancers. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanie ... Read »


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    • Xiquets Copenhagen

      Xiquets Copenhagen is an international colla castellera in Copenhagen, Denmark with an interest in building and promoting human towers (castells), a tradition originating in Catalonia and recognised as a UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The team is run by its members (castellers) and ... Read »


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    • Xoan singing

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      Xoan singing or hát xoan (Vietnamese for spring singing) is a genre of Vietnamese folk music performed in spring during the first two months of the lunar new year (Tết) in Phú Thọ Province. The genre includes acting, ceremony, chant, dancing, drumming, and singing; with themes involve romance, riddle ... Read »


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    • Xylophone

    • Xylophone

      The xylophone (from the Greek words ξύλον—xylon, "wood" + φωνή—phōnē, "sound, voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical scale, whether ... Read »


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