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UNESCO REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF
THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY IN TURKEY

In 2008, UNESCO established the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in order to ensure the protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance as well as the preservation of traditions in the world.

As of 2016, Turkey has 15 elements inscribed on the list of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka (2016)
Nawrouz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz (2016)
Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-making (2016)
Ebru, Turkish art of marbling (2014)
Turkish coffee culture and tradition (2013)
Mesir Macunu festival (2012)
Ceremonial Keşkek tradition (2011)
Kırkpınar oil wrestling festival (2010)
Semah, Alevi-Bektaşi ritual (2010)
Traditional Sohbet meetings (2010)
Âşıklık (minstrelsy) tradition (2009)
Karagöz (2009)
Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz (2009)
Arts of the Meddah, public storytellers (2008)
Mevlevi Sema ceremony (2008)

There are two on-going and four pending nominations for Turkey to enter the list of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

2017: Whistled language
2017: Spring celebration, Hıdrellez
2012: Aşure Ritual (pending)
2012: Ahlat stoneworks tradition (pending)
2012: Nomadic movement of Sarıkeçili Yörüks (pending)
2012: Sabantoy, Habantoy (pending)

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