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Falconry in Croatia inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage

Falconry in Croatia inscribed on UNESCO's list of intangible heritage

Falconry in Croatia inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage

ZAGREB, 16 Dec (Hina) – Croatia has had its 18th intangible heritage entry added to UNESCO’s lists, with the tradition of falconry in Croatia having been added to a multinational nomination for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Culture Ministry said on Tuesday.

At a session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in December 2021, the tradition of falconry in Croatia was added to a multinational nomination covering also Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Morocco, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Slovakia, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

The proposal for a multinational nomination was launched in 2010 by the United Arab Emirates.

The Croatian Culture Ministry recalled that Croatia now has 18 entries on UNESCO’s lists of intangible heritage, including three that are multinational.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage – Croatia list 

Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar
Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
Lacemaking in Croatia
Ojkanje singing
Gingerbread craft from Northern Croatia
Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj
Bećarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia
Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
Mediterranean diet
Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum
Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques
Međimurska popevka, a folksong from Međimurje
Falconry, a living human heritage

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