Intangible cultural heritage

Practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage. Intangible cultural heritage is manifested in oral traditions and expressions, and language; the performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; and traditional craftsmanship (after the UNESCO 2003 Convention definition).