Inscription of Timber Rafting, Bear Festivities and Manual bell ringin in UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The UNESCO Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage met in Rabat this week, to examine 56 nominations for inscription on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

On Tuesday, November 29th, the inscription of the Bear Festivities in the Pyrenees in the representative list of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity, was announced on. This candidature has been promoted by the Andorran Ministry of Culture and the commons of Encamp and Ordino, together with the French Ministry of Culture and Alt Vallespir.

The next day, November 30th, another heritage was announced, also is close to our hearts: “The manual bell touch”. The candidature presented by different Spanish and Catalan populations, such as Os de Balaguer – where this Saturday, 3 December, will again ring the village bells in honour of UNESCO’s recognition.

Last but not least, yesterday, December 1st, the Timber Rafting inscription in the List was made public. This candidature was presented jointly by Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Spain. 

It has undoubtedly been a year full of emotions for nominations close to the Pyrenees and that work to enrich the intangible heritage that helps all of us learn and grow. In addition to the recognitions already mentioned, here you can see all new inscriptions on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: