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Glass Beads

The Art of Glass Beads: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Art of Glass Beads The glass beads, small, precious and coloured, are artefacts of ancient origin. That in Venice gave birth to an art with unique characteristics, still practiced today by “perlere”, “perleri”, “grinders”. Who melt, blow , shape the coloured glass to obtain perforated spheres or cylinders. Skilled artisans then create necklaces, earrings, […]

Perfume in Pays de Grasse: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The skills related to perfume in Pays de Grasse: the cultivation of perfume plants, the knowledge and processing of natural raw materials, and the art of perfume composition Located between the Mediterranean sea and the Alps, the Pays de Grasse (“Grasse Country”) is the place of culture and use of perfume plants like no other. […]

Alpinism

Alpinism: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Alpinism Alpinism is a traditional practice characterized by a shared culture. An art made up of knowledge and values. But also of skills. Such as the mastery of climbing techniques or the use of specific equipment. It necessarily requires the acquisition of diversified knowledge on the place where it is exercised. On changing climatic conditions […]

Limousin Ostensions

Limousin Ostensions: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Limousin septennial ostensions The Limousin septennial ostensions are a series of public showings of local saints relic. Based on a legend from many centuries ago. In 994, in the Aquitaine region (in which the Limousin district is located), the “ardent sickness” was raging. And killing hundreds of people from terrible symptoms. Such as hallucinations, spasms, […]

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Mediterranean diet The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model. Inspired by the traditional eating styles of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Scientists from all over the world have begun studying it since the 1950s. And still today it remains among the diets that, associated with correct lifestyles, have a positive influence on our […]

Fest Noz

Fest Noz: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Fest Noz, festive gathering based on the collective practice of traditional dances of Brittany « Fest Noz » is a tradition specific to Brittany, a French territory in the West of the country. It all started centuries ago, when in the traditional rural society, people would gather at night after different communal events. Like harvests, weddings, or […]

Falconry

Falconry: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Falconry, a living human heritage Born as a method of obtaining food, the practice of falconry has evolved over time, expressing links with the preservation of nature. With cultural heritage. And also contacts among communities. Following their own traditions and ethical principles, falconers train and feed birds of prey. Which include, in addition to falcons, […]

Martinique yole

The Martinique yole: Good Safeguarding Practice by UNESCO

The Martinique yole The round “yole”, used exclusively on the Martinique Island, a French overseas territory, is a specific boat made of massive wood. Mostly present in cities of the Atlantic Coast, the yole is a light and quick vessel with one or two sails. Sailors who ride them need to be flexible, strong and […]

Celestinian forgiveness celebration

Celestinian forgiveness celebration: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Celestinian forgiveness celebration On 28 and 29 August of each year in L’Aquila, Italy, people renew the solemn rite of Forgiveness (“Perdonanza”). That is, the perpetual plenary indulgence that Pope Celestine V granted to all the faithful of Christ. On the very evening of his coronation as pontiff. The Celestinian forgiveness celebration. Before ascending to […]