Intangible cultural heritage
Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is promoted by UNESCO as a counterpart to the World Heritage focusing mainly on intangible aspects of culture. In 2001, UNESCO made a survey among States and NGOs to...
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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists
The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage are established by UNESCO aiming to ensure the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance....
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Living human treasure
Living National Treasure or Living Human Treasure is a title awarded in several countries, and denotes a person or a group which is regarded as a national treasure while still alive.
In 1950, the ...
Oral history
Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews...
Oral tradition
Oral tradition and oral lore is cultural material and tradition transmitted orally from one generation to another. The messages or testimony are verbally transmitted in speech or song and may take the...
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Cultural heritage
Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit o...
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Historic district
In the United States, a historic district is a group of buildings, properties, or sites that have been designated by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally sign...
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La Patum
The Patum de Berga ([pəˈtum də ˈβɛrɣə]), or simply La Patum, is a popular and traditional festival that is celebrated each year in the Catalan city of Berga during Corpus Christi. It consists of a ser...
Heritage railway
A heritage railway is a railway kept to carry living history rail traffic in order to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past. Often they are old railway lines preserved in a state which depi...
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World Heritage Sites
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultur...
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Library
A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to mater...
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Museum collections
A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, wh...
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Boysun
Boysun (also spelt Baysun, Bajsun or Baisun) is a town in Surxondaryo Province, Uzbekistan and capital of the Boysun District. The population as of the 1989 census was 16,700; an estimate for 2012 put...
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Maqam al-iraqi
Iraqi Maqam (Arabic: الـمـقـام الـعـراقـي‎) is at least four hundred year old genre found in Iraq. The instrumentation of the ensemble used in the Iraqi Maqam, Al-Chalghi al-Baghdadi, includ...
Yūki-tsumugi
Yūki-tsumugi (結城紬) is the Japanese craft of silk cloth practised chiefly in the vicinity of Yūki in Ibaraki Prefecture. It is designated one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japa...
El Güegüense
El Güegüense (also known as Macho Ratón) is a satirical drama and was the first literary work of post-Columbian Nicaragua. It is regarded as one of Latin America's most distinctive colonial-era expre...
Gelede
The Gelede spectacle of the Yoruba is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship. Gelede celebrates “Mothers” (awon iya wa), a group t...
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Yamahoko
The Gion Festival (祇園祭, Gion Matsuri) takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yamab...
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Sand drawing
Sand drawing (or sandroing in Bislama) is a ni-Vanuatu artistic and ritual tradition and practice, recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity."Sand drawing" ...
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Mudiyettu
Mudiyett or Mudiyettu is a traditional ritual theatre and folk dance drama from Kerala that enacts the mythological tale of a battle between the goddess Kali and the demon Darika. The ritual is a par...
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Kallawaya people
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...
Vedic chant
The oral tradition of the Vedas (Śrauta) consists of several pathas, "recitations" or ways of chanting the Vedic mantras. Such traditions of Vedic chant are often considered the oldest unbroken oral t...
Viennese coffee house
The Viennese coffee house (German: Wiener Kaffeehaus) is a typical institution of Vienna that played an important part shaping Viennese culture.Since October 2011 the "Viennese Coffee House Cultur...
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Taquile
Taquile 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 km in size (maximum measurements)...
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