Unesco: Arabic calligraphy included in the intangible cultural heritage of humanity

“Arabic calligraphy: knowledge, skills and practices”, presented by Morocco and 15 other Arab countries, has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

According to Unesco, the inscription was decided by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which meets online, from December 13 to 18, to consider 55 new registration requests submitted by States Parties.

The inscription of Arabic calligraphy was submitted as part of a joint application submitted to Unesco by 16 Arab countries including the Kingdom of Morocco.

The committee also inscribed on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity “falconry a living human heritage”, submitted by 25 countries from different continents, including Morocco.

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee of UNESCO will also have to decide during this virtual meeting on the inscription of the equestrian art of Tbourida, presented by Morocco.

This Tuesday, Unesco announced the inscription on the List of Intangible Heritage in particular “the values, knowledge, customs and practices of the Awajún people related to pottery” (Peru), “the dances and expressions associated with Corpus Christi. “(Panama),” the Pasillo, song and poetry “(Ecuador),” the cycle of festivities around the veneration and worship of Saint John the Baptist “(Venezuela) and” the great feast of Tarija “(Bolivia).

Unesco has also announced the inclusion on this same List of “the Congolese rumba”, “the Nordic traditions of clinker boats” (Denmark Finland, Iceland Norway and Sweden), “the cultural practices and expressions linked to the M’bolon », A traditional percussion musical instrument from Mali and the construction and use of expanded monoxal canoes in the region of Soomaa (Estonia).

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