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Examples of Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage practices
This week, the Japanese practice of washoku was added to the Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage. So what exactly is this list? Unesco believes that cultural heritage isn’t just about geological marvels, collections of artefacts and historical ruins – it’s also about traditions, social practices and rituals inherited from ancestors and passed on to descendants. In 2003, Unesco set up a convention to help preserve these things.
Countries in which Unesco's intangible cultural heritage listings are located can apply to the convention for funds and assistance to help preserve the tradition or event in question. Here's a round-up of our favourites...
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have we got anything left now ?
And The Abbey in Arbroath where The Declaration of Independence was signed was turned down
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