UNESCO classifies four traditional practices as endangered



BERLIN (dpa)- Four traditional practices, from the Philippines, Botswana, Kenya and Mauritius, have been included in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO said on Wednesday.
They are the thanksgiving ritual system Buklog of the Subanen, from the Philippines; the Seperu folk dance in Botswana; rituals and practices associated with Kit Mikayi shrine in Kenya; and the musical genre Sega tambour in Mauritius, which originates from the Chagos archipelago.




These traditional practices are threatened by factors including ageing practitioners, poverty, rural exodus and environmental damage.
The Intangible Heritage Committee plans to consider further traditions for inscription in the list, of the 50 rituals submitted for its consideration.
These include the traditional Thai massage Nuad Thai, Irish harp music and alpinism from France, Italy and Switzerland.
The meeting, held this year in Bogota, Colombia, continues until December 14.
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Thursday, December 12th 2019
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