30 Dec '17, 3pm

8 cultural traditions protected by UNESCO | MNN - Mother Nature Network

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is probably best known for protecting historically and culturally significant sites, like the Great Wall of China or the Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Culture is more than just buildings, monuments and natural wonders, however. It can also be, as UNESCO explains , "oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe." To that end, UNESCO has the Intangible Cultural Heritage list that monitors and works to help safeguard the more ephemeral aspects of culture. Here are a few videos spotlighting intangible cultural traditions that have been recognized by UNESCO. Castells , Catalonian human towers These human towers were added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2010 . Anyone can help support the base of the...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/intang...

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