This institution recognized 63 villages. The list increases with towns that recover the tradition with safeguard criteria
The Chair of Education and Intangible Heritage of the Pyrenees has drawn up, with the support of Ara Lleida, this year’s Falles calendar of the recognized villages by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on December 1, 2015.
This year, to the 63 towns recognized by UNESCO of the regions of Occitania (France), Aragon, Catalonia and Andorra, will be added 17 new locations, that follow the protocol of safeguarding the party, in the celebration of the night of falles. Thanks to the work developed by the Chair since the proclamation of World Heritage and the good practice of the Pyrenean towns and their associations, the tradition of the falles of the Pyrenees is being a marked date in the border countries and are increasing the villages that recover the tradition, in some disappeared for years but still alive in the history of places.
Last year there were seven towns that joined the night of falles, while this year will add a total of 17 locations.