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Somut Olmayan Kültür Mirası

Unesco İnsanlığın Somut Olmayan Kültürel Mirasının Temsili Listesi

Somut olmayan kültürel mirası daha gözle görülür kılmak, önemi konusunda bilinçlenmeyi sağlamak  ve kültürel çeşitliliğe saygı içinde diyalogu desteklemek için, Taraf Devletlerin teklifi üzerine, insanlığın somut olmayan kültürel mirasının temsili bir listesi hazırlanır, güncellenir ve yayımlanır.



-Meddahlık (2008)/ The Art of the Meddah (2008)

Mevlevi Sema Töreni (2008)Mevlevi Sema Ceremony (2008)

Aşıklık Geleneği (2009) /Âşıklık (Minstrelsy) Tradition (2009)


- İnce Ekmek Yapma ve Paylaşma Kültürü: Lavaş, Katırma, Jupka, Yufka (2016) / Flatbread Making and Sharing Culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka (2016)





List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Bisalhães black pottery manufacturing process Portugal
Chapei Dang Veng Cambodia
Cossack’s songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region Ukraine
Ma'di bowl lyre music and dance Uganda

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Almezmar, drumming and dancing with sticks Saudi Arabia
Argungu international fishing and cultural festival Nigeria
Beer culture in Belgium Belgium
Bhojpuri folk songs in Mauritius, Geet-Gawai Mauritius
Carnival of El Callao, a festive representation of a memory and cultural identity Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Carnival of Granville France
Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico Mexico
Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) Republic of Korea
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
Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka Azerbaijan – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Turkey
Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system of the Oromo Ethiopia
Idea and practice of organizing shared interests in cooperatives Germany
Khidr Elias feast and its vows Iraq
Kuresi in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian alphabet Georgia
Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh Bangladesh
Momoeria, New Year's celebration in eight villages of Kozani area, West Macedonia, Greece Greece
Music and dance of the merengue in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz Afghanistan – Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Iraq – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Tajikistan – Turkey – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan
Oshi Palav, a traditional meal and its social and cultural contexts in Tajikistan Tajikistan
Palov culture and tradition Uzbekistan
Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms Viet Nam
Puppetry in Slovakia and Czechia Slovakia – Czechia
Rumba in Cuba, a festive combination of music and dances and all the practices associated Cuba
Škofja Loka passion play Slovenia
Tahteeb, stick game Egypt
The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motion China
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-making Turkey
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of Moldova Romania – Republic of Moldova
Valencia Fallas festivity Spain
Winegrowers’ Festival in Vevey Switzerland
Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in Japan Japan
Yoga India

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Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum Croatia
Festival of folklore in Koprivshtitsa: a system of practices for heritage presentation and transmission Bulgaria
Oselvar boat - reframing a traditional learning process of building and use to a modern context Norway
Regional Centres for Craftsmanship: a strategy for safeguarding the cultural heritage of traditional handicraft Austria
Safeguarding of the folk music heritage by the Kodály concept Hungary


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Coaxing ritual for camels Mongolia
Glasoechko, male two-part singing in Dolni Polog The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Koogere oral tradition of the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro peoples Uganda
Manufacture of cowbells Portugal
Traditional Vallenato music of the Greater Magdalena region Colombia

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Aitysh/Aitys, art of improvisation Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Al-Razfa, a traditional performing art United Arab Emirates – Oman
Alardah Alnajdiyah, dance, drumming and poetry in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Arabic coffee, a symbol of generosity United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Bagpipe culture Slovakia
Classical horsemanship and the High School of the Spanish Riding School Vienna Austria
Copper craftsmanship of Lahij Azerbaijan
Epic art of Gorogly Turkmenistan
Fichee-Chambalaalla, New Year festival of the Sidama people Ethiopia
Filete porteño in Buenos Aires, a traditional painting technique Argentina
Lad’s dances in Romania Romania
Majlis, a cultural and social space United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia – Oman – Qatar
Marimba music, traditional chants and dances from the Colombia South Pacific region and Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador Colombia – Ecuador
Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival Namibia
Sbuâ, annual pilgrimage to the zawiya of Sidi El Hadj Belkacem in Gourara Algeria
Summer solstice fire festivals in the Pyrenees Andorra – Spain – France
Surova folk feast in Pernik region Bulgaria
Three genres of traditional dance in Bali Indonesia
Tinian marble craftsmanship Greece
Tradition of kimchi-making in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Traditional knowledge and technologies relating to the growing and processing of the curagua Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Tugging rituals and games Cambodia – Philippines – Republic of Korea – Viet Nam
Wititi dance of the Colca Valley Peru


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Isukuti dance of Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya Kenya
Male-child cleansing ceremony of the Lango of central northern Uganda Uganda
Mapoyo oral tradition and its symbolic reference points within their ancestral territory Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

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Al-Ayyala, a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates Oman – United Arab Emirates
Al-Zajal, recited or sung poetry Lebanon
Argan, practices and know-how concerning the argan tree Morocco
Arirang folk song in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Askiya, the art of wit Uzbekistan
Baile Chino Chile
Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, southern Portugal Portugal
Capoeira circle Brazil
Coming forth of the masks and puppets in Markala Mali
Ebru, Turkish art of marbling Turkey
Festivity of Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno Peru
Gwoka: music, song, dance and cultural practice representative of Guadeloupean identity France
Kazakh traditional art of Dombra Kuy Kazakhstan
Know-how of cultivating mastic on the island of Chios Greece
Kopachkata, a social dance from the village of Dramche, Pijanec The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional bread as an expression of culture in Armenia Armenia
Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting Mongolia
Nongak, community band music, dance and rituals in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
Practices and expressions of joking relationships in Niger Niger
Pujllay and Ayarichi, music and dances of the Yampara culture Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ritual and ceremonies of Sebeïba in the oasis of Djanet, Algeria Algeria
Ritual dance of the royal drum Burundi
Slava, celebration of family saint patron’s day Serbia
Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa Estonia
Tchopa, sacrificial dance of the Lhomwe people of southern Malawi Malawi
The tradition of carpet-making in Chiprovtsi Bulgaria
Traditional agricultural practice of cultivating the ‘vite ad alberello’ (head-trained bush vines) of the community of Pantelleria Italy
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarves Azerbaijan
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, India India
Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings) Kazakhstan – Kyrgyzstan
Traditional Mauritian Sega Mauritius
Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ Tĩnh Viet Nam
Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper Japan
Zmijanje embroidery Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Safeguarding the carillon culture: preservation, transmission, exchange and awareness-raising Belgium


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game in the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Empaako tradition of the Batooro, Banyoro, Batuku, Batagwenda and Banyabindi of western Uganda Uganda
Mongolian calligraphy Mongolia
Nan Pa’ch ceremony Guatemala

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Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method Georgia
Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh) Algeria
Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam Viet Nam
Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures Italy
Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacus China
Círio de Nazaré (The Taper of Our Lady of Nazareth) in the city of Belém, Pará Brazil
Commemoration feast of the finding of the True Holy Cross of Christ Ethiopia
Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs in Štip The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Kimjang, making and sharing kimchi in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q’eswachaka bridge Peru
Kyrgyz epic trilogy: Manas, Semetey, Seytek Kyrgyzstan
La Parranda de San Pedro de Guarenas y Guatire Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Limousin septennial ostensions France
Mediterranean diet Cyprus – Croatia – Spain – Greece – Italy – Morocco – Portugal
Men’s group Colindat, Christmas-time ritual Romania – Republic of Moldova
Music of Terchová Slovakia
Petrykivka decorative painting as a phenomenon of the Ukrainian ornamental folk art Ukraine
Practices and knowledge linked to the Imzad of the Tuareg communities of Algeria, Mali and Niger Algeria – Mali – Niger
Sankirtana, ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur India
Shrimp fishing on horseback in Oostduinkerke Belgium
Traditional art of Jamdani weaving Bangladesh
Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs Mongolia
Turkish coffee culture and tradition Turkey
Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New Year Japan
Xooy, a divination ceremony among the Serer of Senegal  Senegal

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Methodology for inventorying intangible cultural heritage in biosphere reserves: the experience of Montseny Spain


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpets Kyrgyzstan
Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda Uganda
Earthenware pottery-making skills in Botswana’s Kgatleng District Botswana
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua Indonesia

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al ‘azi, elegy, processional march and poetry Oman
Al-Taghrooda, traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman United Arab Emirates – Oman
Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India India
Cherry festival in Sefrou Morocco
Craftsmanship and performance art of the Tar, a long-necked string musical instrument Azerbaijan
Craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics Romania
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
Fest-Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany France
Festival of Saint Francis of Assisi, Quibdó Colombia
Fiesta of the patios in Cordova Spain
Folk art of the Matyó, embroidery of a traditional community Hungary
Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife Brazil
Ichapekene Piesta, the biggest festival of San Ignacio de Moxos Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia Croatia
Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse Belgium
Mesir Macunu festival Turkey
Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festival Japan
Performance of the Armenian epic of 'Daredevils of Sassoun' or 'David of Sassoun' Armenia
Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Rites and craftsmanship associated with the wedding costume tradition of Tlemcen Algeria
Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, Austria Austria
Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona Italy
Traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat Ecuador
Venezuela's Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Worship of Hùng kings in Phú Thọ Viet Nam

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Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China
Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, Mexico Mexico


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Eshuva, Harákmbut sung prayers of Peru’s Huachipaire people Peru
Folk long song performance technique of Limbe performances - circular breathing Mongolia
Hezhen Yimakan storytelling China
Moorish epic T’heydinn Mauritania
Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Saman dance Indonesia
Secret society of the Kôrêdugaw, the rite of wisdom in Mali Mali
Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Xoan singing of Phú Thọ Province, Viet Nam Viet Nam
Yaokwa, the Enawene Nawe people's ritual for the maintenance of social and cosmic order Brazil

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia Croatia
Ceremonial Keşkek tradition Turkey
Chinese shadow puppetry China
Equitation in the French tradition France
Fado, urban popular song of Portugal Portugal
Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ of Algemesí Spain
Jultagi, tightrope walking Republic of Korea
Leuven age set ritual repertoire Belgium
Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet Mexico
Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, Hiroshima Japan
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland Croatia
Pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Lord of Qoyllurit’i Peru
Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic Czechia
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, Shimane Japan
Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art Republic of Korea
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí Colombia
Tsiattista poetic duelling Cyprus
Weaving of Mosi (fine ramie) in the Hansan region Republic of Korea

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Call for projects of the National Programme of Intangible Heritage Brazil
Fandango's Living Museum Brazil
Programme of cultivating ludodiversity: safeguarding traditional games in Flanders Belgium
Revitalization of the traditional craftsmanship of lime-making in Morón de la Frontera, Seville, Andalusia Spain
Táncház method: a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage Hungary


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Meshrep China
Ojkanje singing Croatia
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks China
Wooden movable-type printing of China China

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aalst carnival Belgium
Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine China
Al-Bar’ah, music and dance of Oman Dhofari valleys Oman
Armenian cross-stones art. Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars Armenia
Chant of the Sybil on Majorca Spain
Chhau dance India
Compagnonnage, network for on-the-job transmission of knowledge and identities France
Craftsmanship of Alençon needle lace-making France
Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture Republic of Korea
Flamenco Spain
Gagok, lyric song cycles accompanied by an orchestra Republic of Korea
Gastronomic meal of the French France
Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia Croatia
Gióng festival of Phù Ðông and Sóc temples Viet Nam
Hopping procession of Echternach Luxembourg
Houtem Jaarmarkt, annual winter fair and livestock market at Sint-Lievens-Houtem Belgium
Huaconada, ritual dance of Mito Peru
Human towers Spain
Indonesian Angklung Indonesia
Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan India
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival Turkey
Krakelingen and Tonnekensbrand, end-of-winter bread and fire feast at Geraardsbergen Belgium
Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatre Japan
Mongolian traditional art of Khöömei Mongolia
Mudiyettu, ritual theatre and dance drama of Kerala India
Music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Naadam, Mongolian traditional festival Mongolia
Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo Mexico
Peking opera China
Pirekua, traditional song of the P’urhépecha Mexico
Ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Scissors dance Peru
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual Turkey
Shrovetide door-to-door processions and masks in the villages of the Hlinecko area Czechia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj Croatia
Sutartinės, Lithuanian multipart songs Lithuania
Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm Mexico
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional Sohbet meetings Turkey
Wayuu normative system, applied by the Pütchipü’üi (palabrero) Colombia
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production technique Japan


List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ca trù singing Viet Nam
Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica France
Mongol Biyelgee, Mongolian traditional folk dance Mongolia
Mongol Tuuli, Mongolian epic Mongolia
Qiang New Year festival China
Rite of the Kalyady Tsars (Christmas Tsars) Belarus
Sanké mon, collective fishing rite of the Sanké Mali
Suiti cultural space Latvia
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges China
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering China
Traditional music of the Tsuur Mongolia
Traditions and practices associated with the Kayas in the sacred forests of the Mijikenda Kenya

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue Odori Japan
Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area Croatia
Art of Azerbaijani Ashiq Azerbaijan
Art of Chinese seal engraving China
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition Turkey
Aubusson tapestry France
Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom Hungary
Candombe and its socio-cultural space: a community practice Uruguay
Carnaval de Negros y Blancos Colombia
Chakkirako Japan
Cheoyongmu Republic of Korea
China engraved block printing technique China
Chinese calligraphy China
Chinese paper-cut China
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures China
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade China
Daimokutate Japan
Dainichido Bugaku Japan
Doina Romania
Dragon Boat festival China
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group China
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik Croatia
Gagaku Japan
Ganggangsullae Republic of Korea
Gesar epic tradition China
Grand song of the Dong ethnic group China
Hayachine Kagura Japan
Holy Week processions in Popayán Colombia
Hua’er China
Ijele masquerade Nigeria
Indonesian Batik Indonesia
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 Spain
Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeunggut Republic of Korea
Karagöz Turkey
Katta Ashula Uzbekistan
Koshikijima no Toshidon Japan
Lacemaking in Croatia Croatia
Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika Cyprus
Maloya France
Manas China
Manden Charter, proclaimed in Kurukan Fuga Mali
Mazu belief and customs China
Mongolian art of singing, Khoomei China
Namsadang Nori Republic of Korea
Nanyin China
Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari Bulgaria
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata Prefecture Japan
Oku-noto no Aenokoto Japan
Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory Mexico
Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges Belgium
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar Croatia
Quan Họ Bắc Ninh folk songs Viet Nam
Radif of Iranian music Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ramman, religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal Himalayas, India India
Regong arts China
Ritual ceremony of the Voladores Mexico
Scribing tradition in French timber framing France
Septennial re-roofing ceremony of the Kamablon, sacred house of Kangaba Mali
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China China
Seto Leelo, Seto polyphonic singing tradition Estonia
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani Croatia
Tango Argentina – Uruguay
Tibetan opera China
Traditional Ainu dance Japan
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon China
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper China
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje Croatia
Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale Croatia
Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero Spain
Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble China
Yeongsanjae Republic of Korea
Yueju opera China

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Centre for traditional culture – school museum of Pusol pedagogic project Spain
Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in Pekalongan Indonesia
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and Peru Bolivia (Plurinational State of) – Chile – Peru


Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ahellil of Gourara Algeria
Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic Egypt
Albanian folk iso-polyphony Albania
Andean cosmovision of the Kallawaya Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Art of Akyns, Kyrgyz epic tellers Kyrgyzstan
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellers Turkey
Azerbaijani Mugham Azerbaijan
Baltic song and dance celebrations Estonia – Latvia – Lithuania
Barkcloth making in Uganda Uganda
Baul songs Bangladesh
Bistritsa Babi, archaic polyphony, dances and rituals from the Shoplouk region Bulgaria
Căluş ritual Romania
Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs Italy
Carnival of Barranquilla Colombia
Carnival of Binche Belgium
Carnival of Oruro Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Chopi Timbila Mozambique
Cocolo dance drama tradition Dominican Republic
Cross-crafting and its symbolism Lithuania
Cultural space and oral culture of the Semeiskie Russian Federation
Cultural space of Boysun District Uzbekistan
Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square Morocco
Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio Colombia
Cultural space of Sosso-Bala Guinea
Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum Jordan
Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella Dominican Republic
Cultural space of the Yaaral and Degal Mali
Darangen epic of the Maranao people of Lake Lanao Philippines
Duduk and its music Armenia
El Güegüense Nicaragua
Fujara and its music Slovakia
Gangneung Danoje festival Republic of Korea
Gbofe of Afounkaha, the music of the transverse trumps of the Tagbana community Côte d'Ivoire
Georgian polyphonic singing Georgia
Gule Wamkulu Malawi – Mozambique – Zambia
Guqin and its music China
Hudhud chants of the Ifugao Philippines
Ifa divination system Nigeria
Indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead Mexico
Indonesian Kris Indonesia
Iraqi Maqam Iraq
Kabuki theatre Japan
Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite Gambia – Senegal
Kihnu cultural space Estonia
Kun Qu opera China
Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre India
La Tumba Francesa Cuba
Lakalaka, dances and sung speeches of Tonga Tonga
Language, dance and music of the Garifuna Belize – Guatemala – Honduras – Nicaragua
Mak Yong theatre Malaysia
Makishi masquerade Zambia
Maroon heritage of Moore Town Jamaica
Mask dance of the drums from Drametse Bhutan
Mbende Jerusarema dance Zimbabwe
Mevlevi Sema ceremony Turkey
Moussem of Tan-Tan Morocco
Mystery play of Elche Spain
Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music Viet Nam
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatre Japan
Nôgaku theatre Japan
Olonkho, Yakut heroic epos Russian Federation
Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian puppet theatre Italy
Oral and graphic expressions of the Wajapi Brazil
Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara people Ecuador – Peru
Oral heritage of Gelede Benin – Nigeria – Togo
Oxherding and oxcart traditions in Costa Rica Costa Rica
Palestinian Hikaye Palestine
Pansori epic chant Republic of Korea
Patum of Berga Spain
Polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa Central African Republic
Processional giants and dragons in Belgium and France Belgium – France
Rabinal Achí dance drama tradition Guatemala
Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana India
Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine and its music Republic of Korea
Royal ballet of Cambodia Cambodia
Samba de Roda of the Recôncavo of Bahia Brazil
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatre Cambodia
Shashmaqom music Uzbekistan – Tajikistan
Slovácko Verbuňk, recruit dances Czechia
Song of Sana’a Yemen
Space of gong culture Viet Nam
Taquile and its textile art Peru
Tradition of Vedic chanting India
Traditional music of the Morin Khuur Mongolia
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long song Mongolia – China
Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang China
Vanuatu sand drawings Vanuatu
Vimbuza healing dance Malawi
Wayang puppet theatre Indonesia
Woodcrafting knowledge of the Zafimaniry Madagascar

UNESCO Somut Olmayan Kültür Mirası

Er Meydanı: Kırkpınar


İster sürdürülegelen bir gelenek deyin, ister ata sporu.. Kırkpınar, Türk'ün yiğitliğinin yazıldığı, mertliğinin anlatıldığı ve gücünün tüm dünyaya asırlardır gösterildiği yerdir...


Yer yüzündeki en eski medeniyetlerden birine sahip olan, Türk milletinin tarihte bıraktığı izler, eserlerinde olduğu kadar kültüründe, sosyal yaşantısında, gelenek ve göreneklerinde de kendini göstermektedir.

Türk milleti, binlerce yıllık tarihi boyunca ve devletler kurdukları topraklar üzerinde genelde savaşçı bir millet olarak anılmışlardır. Türk ordusunun savaşa hazırlanırken yaptığı hazırlıkların başında da spor ve güreş gelmektedir. Türk güreşinin aslı Hun imparatorluğunun kurulduğu döneme kadar dayanmaktadır. O dönemlerde karşımıza "Karakucak" olarak çıkan güreş, Osmanlı imparatorluğunun Rumeli’ye geçişiyle özünü ve ruhunu kaybetmeden yağlı güreşler olarak düzenlenmeye başlamış ve günümüze kadar sürdürüle gelen bir gelenek halini almıştır.

Kırkpınar Güreşlerinin Doğuşu

Tarihi Kırkpınar Güreşleri’nin doğuşuna ilişkin çeşitli rivayetler vardır. Bunlardan en yaygın olanı kısaca şöyledir:

1346 yılında Orhan Gazi’nin Rumeli’yi ele geçirmek için düzenlediği seferler sırasında, kardeşi Süleyman Paşa 40 askerle Bizanslılar’a ait Domuzhisar’ın üzerine yürür. Baskınla burasını ele geçirirler. Öteki hisarların da ele geçirilmesinden sonra, 40 kişilik öncü birlik geri dönerler ve şimdi Yunanistan’ın topraklarında kalan Samona’da mola verirler. 40 cengaver burada güreşe tutuşurlar. Saatlerce süren güreşlerde, adlarının Ali ile Selim olduğu rivayet edilen iki kardeşin bir türlü yenişemedikleri görülür.

Daha sonra bir Hıdrellez gününde, Edirne yakınlarındaki Ahıköy çayırında aynı çift yeniden güreşe tutuşurlar. Bütün bir gün güreşmelerine rağmen yine yenişemeyen kardeş pehlivanlar, gece boyunca da mum ve fener ışığında mücadelelerini sürdürmeye devam ederler. Ancak solukları kesilerek oldukları yerde can verirler.

Arkadaşları onları aynı yerdeki bir incir ağacının altına gömerek oradan ayrılırlar. Yıllar sonra ise aynı yere gittiklerinde iki pehlivanın mezarlarının bulunduğu yerde gür bir pınar görürler. Bundan sonra halk orada yatanların anısına o yöreye, "KIRKPINAR" adını verirler.

Kırkpınar'ın yeri ve Edirne'ye taşınması

Yunanistan’ın Samona köyünün merası içindeki alan asıl KIRKPINAR çayırıdır. Balkan Savaşları ve Birinci Dünya Savaşı sonunda, Kırkpınar Güreşleri Edirne ile Mustafapaşa yolu arasındaki "Virantekke" denilen yerde düzenlenmiştir.

Edirne Kırkpınar Güreşleri
Fotoğraf © Behiç Günalan

Cumhuriyet’ten sonra 1924 yılında ise güreşler Edirne’nin Sarayiçi mevkiinde yapılmaya başlanmıştır.

Kırkpınar Güreşleri 1928 yılına kadar "Kırkpınar Ağaları" tarafından düzenlenmiştir. Güreşlerdeki ödülleri ve misafirlerin ağırlanmasını da ağalar karşılamıştır. 

Ancak 1928 yılında ülkede meydana gelen ekonomik sıkıntılar nedeniyle ağalığa talip çıkmayınca, güreşlerin organize ve gelenleri ağırlama işi Kızılay ve Çocuk Esirgeme Kurumu tarafından üstlenilmiştir.

Tarihi Kırkpınar Güreşleri, 1946 yılından itibaren de Edirne Belediyesi tarafından düzenlenmeye başlanmıştır. Aynı yıl zamanın Belediye Başkanı Tahsin Şıpka Kırkpınar Güreşleri’ni Belediye hizmetleri arasına almıştır. 

Kırkpınar Güreşleri yılın hangi döneminde yapılır?

Kırkpınar Güreşleri, geleneksel olarak her yıl haziran ayının son haftasında yapılır.